JB Springs welcomes Holy Family Catholic School for Bradford Manufacturing Week 2018

This month we welcomed the Years 11 pupils of Holy Family Catholic High School based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to the JB Springs factory as part of Bradford Manufacturing Week. Bradford Manufacturing Week takes place between the 8th and 12th of October. The unique event showcases the district’s manufacturing companies. The idea is to encourage and educate young people around the opportunities that a career in manufacturing can bring, and how rewarding and fulfilling it can be. Launched by [...]

By |2018-10-11T13:09:25+00:00October 9th, 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|

What are sacrificial coatings?

Metal finishing processes such as Zinc Plating are described as being ‘sacrificial’ in nature, but what does this term actually refer to? Oxidation When metals such as steel, and in our case, steel springs, are exposed to the elements they will often undergo a process called Oxidation which is corrosive in nature. Iron molecules within the steel’s makeup react with the water and oxygen in the environment to form hydrated iron oxide which we commonly know as rust. How do [...]

By |2018-09-14T10:04:28+00:00September 25th, 2018|

Stock springs VS custom springs

Custom Springs At JB Springs we can assist in the design, testing and production of spring and wireform solutions to solve the most difficult of problems. What is a custom spring design? Essentially, a custom spring design is a spring created to a customer’s exact requirements - they are made to order. As well as this, other special features can be added in order to enhance the spring’s properties or to aid compatibility with mating parts. What industries use [...]

By |2018-09-14T10:55:32+00:00September 14th, 2018|

5 Reasons to start a career in Manufacturing

This article was originally posted in 'Made in Yorkshire'. It’s exams results season and many young people will be deciding on what their next steps are. With companies valuing vocational qualifications over traditional further education qualifications, here are 5 reasons we young people should seriously consider a career in manufacturing and engineering. 1) The Pay There is a public perception that working in industry is dirty, highly demanding and low pay - but that viewpoint is outdated and wide of [...]

By |2018-09-03T10:32:48+00:00September 3rd, 2018|

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certification Attained

JB Springs has received certification to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system, having successfully completed the transition from our existing ISO 9001:2008 certification. The ISO 9001:2015 standard is an assurance to customers that a company is committed to maintaining a consistent level of quality. The standard is based on a number of principles, including customer focus, the commitment of top management, process approaches and continuous improvement. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organisation that develops [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:12:40+00:00July 17th, 2018|

‘Mad’ Inventor Colin Furze Replaces Bike Frame with Heavy Duty Springs

Internet inventor Colin Furze is renowned for his ‘mad inventions’. From his life-size Avengers-inspired Hulkbuster to the world’s fastest mobility scooter, Colin’s inventions range from the ingenious to the insane, and his latest project certainly caught our attention. Colin recently decided to replace a bicycle's traditional frame with three heavy-duty springs, which he creatively dubbed the ‘Bicycle of Springs’. Mark-I doesn’t quite work out as the inventor expected after deciding to weld some existing springs he had lying around [...]

By |2018-06-11T09:41:34+00:00June 11th, 2018|

Factory Tour for Keighley Association of Engineers

We were delighted to welcome members of the Keighley Association of Engineers to our factory last month. They were treated to a behind-the-scenes look into the complete spring manufacturing process which also included a question-and-answer session. With a history dating back over a hundred years, the Keighley Association of Engineers is as active today as when it first formed in 1900 ( just five years after JB Springs was founded in 1895!). Operating a syllabus of events throughout the [...]

By |2018-05-04T15:25:01+00:00May 4th, 2018|

Springs at Work

Springs are everywhere, and we rely on them to power small ordinary, everyday items, as well as huge multi-million pound aerospace and energy systems. In fact, you’re probably never more than five feet away from a spring of some kind. Here is just a few of the industries that use springs… Electronics It may come as a surprise that the electronics industry is reliant on springs and wireform products, but they have been used for many years in electrical [...]

By |2018-04-03T16:44:27+00:00March 29th, 2018|

Compression Springs Are All Around Us

The most common type of spring you’ll come across (unless you’re a spring manufacturer) is a compression spring, due to its immense number of applications. So what is a compression spring and how does it work? A compression spring is a helical spring designed to resist pressure once applied. When a force is loaded onto the spring, it will put pressure on the spring to free it from its length to become shorter. Next, it will push the force [...]

By |2018-03-04T12:13:17+00:00February 28th, 2018|

Contact Info

John Binns & Son (Springs) Ltd. Airedale Business Centre, Ghyll Way, North Yorkshire, Skipton BD23 2DD, For Sat Nav please use BD23 2TZ

Phone: 01756 797979