This video in our Springtelligence series shows you how to calculate the rate of a compression spring defined by Hooke's Law.
The next video in our Springtelligence series shows you how spring loads work and how it is derived from spring rate.
Innovate UK discusses the future of manufacturing, and how technologies including 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IoT) will play a part in product design and production engineering.What will manufacturing be like in 20, or even 50 years’ time? Experts predict a total paradigm shift in how we manufacture products. New technology in 3D printing and the Internet of Things will change our [...]
The latest video in our Springtelligence series shows how when a spring is compressed the outside diameter expands.
This month we welcomed the Years 11 pupils of Holy Family Catholic High School based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, to the JB Springs factory as part of Bradford Manufacturing Week. Bradford Manufacturing Week takes place between the 8th and 12th of October. The unique event showcases the district’s manufacturing companies. The idea is to encourage and educate young people [...]
Social media has a role to play for the general benefit of manufacturing communities such as spring manufacturers. One of the most active online forums in the industry is the ‘Spring Technology Forum’ on LinkedIn. It is a vehicle in which the world community of spring manufacturers may air technology ideas for the short or long term future of [...]
Metal finishing processes such as Zinc Plating are described as being ‘sacrificial’ in nature, but what does this term actually refer to? Oxidation When metals such as steel, and in our case, steel springs, are exposed to the elements they will often undergo a process called Oxidation which is corrosive in nature. Iron molecules within the steel’s makeup react with [...]
There exists a skills gap in many manufacturing sectors, and this is as true of springmaking as any other sector. This applies in most countries today as manufacturing careers are viewed unfavourably by school children at the time they are selecting the subjects they wish to study at the end of their school career, or when applying for University. [...]