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 [...]
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 [...]
JB Springs was delighted to sponsor Skipton Girls’ High School (SGHS) Robotics Team, who were representing the Yorkshire and Humberside region in last month’s national robotics finals in Bristol. The SGHS Robotics Team won the right to represent Yorkshire and Humber at the UK finals after winning the regional round of the First Lego League; a global competition with over 250,000 9-16 year olds competing to solve real-world problems with LEGO robots. Supported by the IET (Institute of Technology and [...]
JB Springs’ David Whitfield was on hand to talk with hundreds of potential future engineers from the region’s schools at last week’s ‘Engineering Your Future’ careers event in Huddersfield. The event was organised by specialist recruitment firm maze8 Solutions at Kirklees College’s Engineering Centre on Wednesday 21st March, in association with Kirklees College, C&K Careers and Huddersfield Town AFC. The event was held to mark ‘The Year of Engineering’ and aimed to promote engineering as a career path [...]
JB Springs win ‘Best Engineering/Manufacturing Business’ at glittering Skipton Business Awards ceremony
JB Springs is delighted to announce that we were named 'Best Engineering/Manufacturing Business' at the Skipton Business Awards last week. The glittering award ceremony at The Rendezvous Hotel on Thursday 23rd March was a complete sell out, with the room packed to capacity as business owners, family and friends gathered to celebrate some of Skipton's best businesses. Organised by Skipton Chamber of Trade & Commerce, and in their second year, the awards initiative brings together companies large and small [...]
This video in our Springtelligence video series will show you the gap between two adjacent coils of a compression spring and the simplest method of measuring the pitch on a compression spring.
The third video in our new Springtelligence video series will show you the Wire Diameter (d), Outside Diameter (OD), Inside Diameter (ID), and Mean Diameter (D) of a compression spring.
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 [...]
JB Springs is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 'Best Manufacturing/Engineering Business' category of the Skipton Business Awards. Organisers say they are delighted to have attracted so many entries in the second year of the awards which aims to showcase businesses in Skipton and the BD23 postcode area. Matt Cornish, Head Judge on the panel said: “It was good to see so many new entrants this year. The quality of entries, and [...]
The second video in our new Springtelligence video series will show you how to correctly measure the length of a compression spring. When specifying springs you must know your spring’s dimensions. There are millions of possibilities when it comes to spring design, so just knowing the working loads or the spring rate will not be enough as the spring can be any size in diameter or length. Watch the video to find out how to measure compression spring lengths. [...]