South Craven Visits JB Springs

On Tuesday 11th October, as part of Bradford Manufacturing Week, South Craven school visited our site at JB Springs in Skipton for a tour and a talk. It was a pleasure to welcome them here and show them ‘behind the scenes’ of spring manufacturing! We first gave a presentation about who we are and what we do here at JB Springs, before a guided tour around the myriad of machines down on the shopfloor – which were busy creating [...]

By |2022-11-01T11:25:15+00:00October 12th, 2022|

New Springtelligence video

We are constantly updating our bank of educational Springtelligence resources to keep you informed on all things springs. Our latest addition is a video demonstating the common end types of tension springs. Tension springs usually end as hooks or loops, which are subsequently attached to external components. When these components are pulled apart, the spring exerts a force to oppose the extension and return the objects to their original position. The appropriate spring end type is dependent on the [...]

By |2022-08-11T15:22:37+01:00August 1st, 2022|

STEM Ambassador Work

Our director at JB Springs, Alex Driver, volunteers as a STEM Ambassador. This involves sharing his industry knowledge and expertise through hosting talks and activities to spark an interest in STEM in younger generations. A vital part of securing a pipeline of future talent within the industry is nurturing this interest at a young age. At JB Springs, our Springtelligence initiative is just one of the ways we inform and inspire young people who are making key decisions regarding [...]

By |2022-07-14T15:22:28+01:00April 6th, 2022|

Common Mistakes in Torsion Spring Design – Video

Our brand-new Springtelligence video looks at the common mistakes made when designing a torsion spring. The four main spring design flaws which we look at and demonstrate in this video are: - Incorrect direction of operation - Inside diameter too small - Body length too large - Overstressing It is also important to consider: - The size of the mandrel over which the spring operates. The inside diameter of a torsion spring reduces during deflection; therefore, if insufficient space [...]

By |2022-07-14T15:07:40+01:00April 6th, 2022|

New BM6 Wireform Machine

As part of our continual investment in the latest spring and wireform production technology, we recently installed an additional Wafios BM6 CNC wire-bending machine to produce our wireform parts, using up to 13mm diameter wire. This machine provides us with further capacity in this area. You can see our original BM6 machine in action on our YouTube channel. This video shows the machine working with our Universal UR10e robot and our Keyence high-speed camera to tightly control dimensions. Established [...]

By |2021-11-05T09:47:34+00:00October 25th, 2021|

Torsion spring design common pitfalls

What is a torsion spring? A torsion spring is a tightly coiled helical spring which stores and releases energy to resist force applied through torque. Nothing lasts forever. However, JB Springs' compression, torsion and tension springs are designed with a view to them having a very long lifespan – potentially outlasting other components within their application. The following factors can cause failure in compression springs and tension springs as well as torsion springs, however, this blog will focus on [...]

By |2021-12-22T12:38:00+00:00September 27th, 2021|

Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel?

Who was Isambard Kingdom Brunel? Isambard Kingdom Brunel was a civil engineer known for constructing bridges, tunnels, viaducts and ships. Born on 9th April 1806 in Hampshire, Brunel was a prominent figure in the engineering industry due to his numerous, now-iconic projects. His unusual name was the result of a combining his parents' names – Sir Marc Isambard Brunel and Sophie Kingdom. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was home-schooled until eight years old, when he learnt Euclidean geometry and became fluent [...]

By |2022-10-24T11:23:58+01:00September 13th, 2021|

International Youth Day

Held annually on 12th August, International Youth Day is celebrated across 18 countries. The day aims to acknowledge the part played by youths globally in improving the societies and world around them. It also sheds light on their protection and involvement in community development. This year’s theme is ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health’. The aim is to highlight the importance of young people’s involvement in innovations contributing to planetary and human health. At JB [...]

By |2021-11-03T16:12:38+00:00August 10th, 2021|

Heat Treatment: Ensuring high spring quality

In this blog post, we look at the use of heat treatment in spring manufacturing to optimise quality. The quality of any product is directly and heavily impacted by the procedures carried out during its production. There are a range of processes and practices which can be implemented to ensure the highest quality of manufacture is achieved, with heat treatment being one of these. The effect of temperature on initial tension and elastic limit of stainless steel [...]

By |2022-09-06T10:45:59+01:00August 10th, 2021|

Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day was created back in 2014 at the general assembly of the United Nations. Held each year on 15th July, the event communicates the importance of skills and knowledge for the best chance of success in the working world. Over the last five years, the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) has increased by around 14 million – to 273 million in 2021. Last year, the effect of COVID on the working [...]

By |2021-11-04T12:05:26+00:00July 9th, 2021|

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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

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