JB Springs recently manufactured and donated a batch of wireform hearts to Gargrave Church of England Primary School in Skipton who were taking part in Gargrave village’s Open Gardens event on Saturday 16th June. More than 400 people, from as far afield as Edinburgh and Hampshire, enjoyed the event, with 23 gardens, including the school grounds, opened up to the public for the day. Garden visitors were treated to live music, art displays, a quiz and food and gift [...]
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 [...]
The latest video in our Springtelligence video series shows you what the difference is between active & dead (inactive) coils are on a compression spring.
British physicist Robert Hooke stated that there is a proportional relationship between the force required to extend or compress a spring, and the distance that the spring is extended or compressed. Here are 11 lesser known acts about the British physicist: He was born in Freshwater on the Isle of Wight. When he was a child he took an interest in drawing and he would make his own materials from iron ore, chalk, and coal. In 1653, at the [...]
Robert Hooke was a British physicist who stated that there is a proportional relationship between the force required to extend or compress a spring, and the distance that the spring is extended or compressed. Hooke was a founding member and curator of experiments at the Royal Society – a society traditionally at the cutting edge of scientific discovery in Britain. He also had a knack of intuitively grasping amazing scientific truths without always understanding the hard science beneath. The [...]
JB Springs is delighted to announce we will be the main sponsors of this year’s Solstice Saunter at Bolton Abbey. Runners of all abilities are gearing up for this week's event - due to take place on the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year, on Thursday, June 21. The Solstice Saunter, organised by the Airedale Dodgers Running Club is one of three exclusive trail running events to be held at Bolton Abbey this year, and will raise money for [...]
At the end of March, Carolyn Greenwood retired after nearly 30 years with JB Springs. Carolyn was predominately responsible for handling our accounts but also had a number of other roles and responsibilities at the company. A special lunch was held in her honour at which managing director, Alex Driver, thanked her for her tremendous contribution to the company. Everybody at JB Springs wishes her the very best for a long and happy retirement.
Last month we welcomed the Year 10 pupils of Skipton Girls' High School to the factory, who were visiting a number of local companies to broaden their awareness of different engineering organisations. In any engineering industry there are physics involved, raw materials and processes, which all align with the curriculum content within the GCSE Engineering Specification. During their visit to JB Springs the students were provided with a presentation talk and tour of the factory facilities to show how [...]
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 [...]
The latest video in our Springtelligence video series will show you the winding direction of a spring. If two compression springs have to operate together (one inside the other) it is important for them to be wound in opposite directions, this will prevent the coils from getting entangled.