Design and Innovation

Marilyn Manson Keyboard Spring

JB Springs have recently taken an order to produce a spring to replicate one used by Marilyn Manson during his ‘Guns, God and Government’ tour in 2001. The spring was used by the band’s keyboard player ‘Pogo’ to swing a keyboard from – this can be seen throughout the video of the L.A. performance below but up close at roughly 47 minutes 14 seconds. Our spring will be used by a Marilyn Manson tribute act from Bradford. Warning: Video [...]

By |2019-04-17T09:34:21+00:00April 17th, 2019|

JB Springs Become a Made in Britain Member

JB Springs is now a certified member of ‘Made in Britain’, a growing community of British manufacturers from all around the UK, dedicated to the very highest standards of UK manufacturing. The Made in Britain mark is accredited to businesses that sell goods that have been manufactured in Britain before sale. Over our 120 year history as a British spring manufacturer, we have established an enviable reputation for quality in the manufacture of safety-critical parts and know the importance [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:34:01+00:00February 12th, 2019|

SGHS Prepare For National Land Rover 4×4 Competition

After their win at the regional competition, JB Springs went back to assist Skipton Girls’ High School’s 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition  The team required a new spring to replace the damper and spring combination they used for the regional competition. Spring engineers from JB Springs helped them to redesign the spring and will make sure it’s manufactured in time to be fitted to [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:36:10+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Max Stress Character Brought To Life By Competition Winner

JB Springs recently ran a competition with a few regional universities to design a mascot for Springtelligence. The brief was to design an avatar to promote Springtelligence that would appeal to 5-10 year olds and in some way relate to springs. We received entries from Leeds Arts University, Leeds University and Manchester Metropolitan University. Once all of the entries were in, each employee was given the opportunity to vote for their favourite. Suzy Ellwood’s design from Leeds Arts University [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:37:09+00:00February 12th, 2019|

No Escape For Springtelligence Students

JB Springs apprentices and employees who fail to solve a series of spring based problems may find themselves spending more time at work than they planned. As part of our Springtelligence training and education programme, we have created an escape room which will be used as a hands-on form of assessment for the Level 1 Springtelligence course we run internally. The escape room is inside the original office from the John Binns & Son Factory at Fleece Street, Keighley. [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:39:17+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Alex Driver Becomes STEM Ambassador

Our MD Alex Driver has recently signed up to become a STEM Ambassador; he is the first of many John Binns’ employees that we hope will be signing up to become ambassadors.  This means he is now part of a community of 30,000 ambassadors across the UK. STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics subjects. STEM Ambassadors are volunteers from the age of 17 that represent a vast range of STEM-related jobs and disciplines across the UK. They [...]

By |2019-02-15T14:48:04+00:00February 12th, 2019|

Fundamental Mistakes in Spring Design

Springs are very often overlooked in the design process of new products. It is no exaggeration to say that they are a key functional component in most mechanical devices and that, without a properly designed spring, the products functionality and lifespan is adversely affected. The spring is often considered a small and inexpensive part of a much larger article, therefore the designer will recognise that there is a requirement for a spring, but may leave the specification of the [...]

By |2019-02-11T17:20:46+00:00February 11th, 2019|

Skipton Girls High School progress to National Finals of Land Rover 4×4 In Schools Competition

Skipton Girls’ High School (SGHS) will compete in the National Final of the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools competition after winning their individual class in the Regional Finals.   SGHS entered two teams in the Land Rover 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge, a Jaguar Land Rover Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) project where students design Land Rover vehicles of the future, with environmental and sustainability considerations. Students were required to build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive (4×4) vehicle to the [...]

By |2018-12-17T15:53:17+00:00December 17th, 2018|

‘Things on springs’ – Objects of Celebration

JB Springs manufactures springs for a wide range of applications across many industries, but we are often approached to produce springs and wireforms for art and sculpture exhibitions. One of our most recent requests was to produce a number of ‘whisk springs’ to be used as part of an art exhibition based around other celebratory objects. ‘Things on springs’ was exhibited at a solo show in Glasgow, at the fantastic venue, Studio Pavilion. Claire Heminsley, a designer, maker, artist, [...]

By |2018-10-15T16:48:24+00:00October 8th, 2018|

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Phone: 01756 797979