UK Space Industry Soaring

The UK Space Agency recently released its biennial report on The Size and Health of the UK Space Industry (PDF), revealing strong continued growth in the sector. Many people do not realise it, but the UK’s space industry currently employs 34,000 people, supports a further 65,000 jobs in other sectors such as manufacturing and engineering,… Continue Reading …

The Bombe Machine Voted a Favourite recipient of the Engineering Heritage Award

According to a recent report from the BBC, the bombe machine has been voted the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ favourite recipient of the Engineering Heritage Award. This award was established back in 1984 with the intention of increasing public awareness of great feats of engineering. This year’s award ceremony was designed to mark the 30th… Continue Reading …

The Wonderful World of Robotics

Most people probably think of robotics as a very modern area of engineering. However, it has a surprisingly long history, going all the way back to the year 400 BC! Less surprisingly, this feat was achieved by one of the great philosopher-scientists of the Ancient Greeks, a man called Archytas who was a good friend… Continue Reading …

Running an Eco-Friendly Business

In the modern world, there is a lot of pressure for businesses to behave responsibly in an eco-friendly sense, and keep one eye on the environment at all times. At Airedale Springs, this is something that we’re very keen on, and indeed our own standards of environmental performance have been acknowledged in the past. However,… Continue Reading …