Christian, Steve, Tom, and Joe (and Kevin the Robot) recently completed their robot training with RARUK Automation. JB Springs recently acquired a robotic arm that needed to complete Springtelligence training before it joined the production team. Some of the JB Springs team also had to learn how to use the UR10 E series robot. The team carried out training with RARUK Automation, a UK robotics, and automation company that specialise in collaborative robots, industrial robots, automation and feeding systems [...]
How to measure a tension spring using a digital vernier caliper. Watch the video to find out more.
Over the years, UK manufacturing has declined because we are not cost competitive. Consequently, to compete in a global market we have to do something special. We are not going to be cheaper than our global competitors which means that it is vital that we are more technically advanced. Improving productivity and continuing to be innovative are key factors in ensuring we remain at the forefront of technological thinking. To compete globally, UK manufacturers must embrace apprenticeships to excite [...]
This July JB Springs will be attending the Bradford Science Festival, held at the wonderful National Science and Media Museum in Bradford. The festival is a free weekend packed with lots of activities, demos and games for the whole family. Every year the festival explores certain themes, and this year the themes include space travel, chemistry and caring for the environment. Last year the event attracted 34,000 visitors, and the STEM city tent, where Springtelligence will be located, is [...]
How to measure a compression spring using a digital vernier caliper. Watch the video to find out more.
STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Maths and encompasses a range of subjects from computer coding through to spring making. These subjects are a critical component for the sustained growth of our economy; confirmed through research by The Royal Academy of Engineering which found a strong link between a country’s engineering prowess and its economic development. As technology advances it is clear that the majority of jobs in the near future will require some form of knowledge in [...]
JB Springs is delighted to announce we are sponsoring the Gargrave Warriors who will take part in the Total Warrior Great Northern Mud Run as they bid to raise £20,000 to invest in technology equipment to enhance learning for pupils at Gargrave Primary School. The challenge on June 22nd will see Gargrave Warriors, made up of staff, parents and friends, take on 25 gruelling obstacles over 12km, which include the "Human BBQ", "The Plunge" and "The Shocker" to name a few! As [...]
Recently JB Springs helped design some springs to assist Skipton Girls’ High School 4x4 team in their preparation for their appearance at the National Final of the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Competition. The competition involved the team working together to design and build a radio-controlled four-wheel drive vehicle, to set specifications. The vehicle then had to successfully negotiate a specifically designed test track emulating real life and perform as a full-scale 4x4 vehicle would do in an off-road [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]