Springs

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Springs are used to support the bed, or for the extruder to keep the idler pressure constant.

Supplier From Kind Size (ID-OD-thick) Approximate Cost Additional notes
Paoparts France compression 8 - 10 - 30 mm 3€00 set 6 springs to bed and clearance axis Z
ReprapUniverse.com Netherlands compression 8 - 10 - 25 mm €0.55 (1piece) - €4.65 (10pcs) - €21.95 (50pcs) Quality springs. Perfect for use on Extruder/Heated Bed on Reprap 3D Printers: Prusa Mendel i2, Prusa i3, MendelMax 1.5 & others.
Paoparts France compression 4.5 - 7.55 - 15 mm 3€60 set 4 springs to extruder
Radiospare World compression and all kind many 3€/10pcs e.g [1]
Reprapworld Netherlands compression 8 - 10 - 25 mm 0,50 € -
Ressort-spec France all kind many - -
Vanel France all kind many - 45 € min order but they have a nice tool to guide you finding the spring that suit your needs (see universal answer)
C.068.100.0200.A and C.040.040.0250.A were used in the early FoldaRaps
Vit-ressort France all kind many - -
DIY-India.com India all kind many - -
  • you can also salvage a short spring in cheap clothespins [2]

Also you can find the springs on ebay with a general search with this link here: ebay