This is a far more complicated question than it may first seem. In fact, this question raises a series of questions that must be addressed both individually and considered as a whole. The cycle life of a spring depends, in part, on the following variables:
- The design of the part.
- The environment in which the part will be used.
- The temperature range in which the part will operate.
- The material from which the part is made.
- How the part is used in an assembly.