Different applications require different springs, and these springs often require different finishes. Open-ended springs are not uncommon, but your application may require the spring to be flat on both ends. This is where the spring grinder comes into play.
Springs without grinding are much less expensive, but grinding adds to the successful function of the spring. This process can be done in a few different ways, but when it is necessary to flatten the end of a compression spring, an automatic grinder may be used.
The bushings, or components that hold the springs in place, are mounted on a circular plate with a small amount of springs left at each end.