Springs have come a long way over the years. The function of springs has been quite necessary for the creation and development of different industries. Still, springs didn’t always look like they do now. A long time ago most springs were made of flat wire in curved form and were called leaf springs. Still, it wasn’t until 1763 that coil springs were created. Today, coil springs are very common and widely used. They are more compact and readily available, that is why most applications use coil springs. Below are a few highlights of springs and the spring industry across different decades.