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’. [...]
The latest video in our Springtelligence video series will show you the winding direction of a spring. The wind direction has no effect on the function of the 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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]