What are Double Torsion Springs?

Torsion springs are a type of helical spring capable of storing and releasing angular energy or holding a mechanism in place. They are characterised by two legs that extend from either end of the coil and are used in applications requiring a torque or rotary force. This is achieved by attaching the legs to external… Continue Reading …

How Do We Achieve a Circular Economy in Manufacturing?

As the world shifts its focus toward a greener, more sustainable future, the manufacturing industry continues to play a pivotal role in implementing and promoting sustainability. A large part of this effort involves reducing or eliminating wasted resources in manufacturing processes, breaking the linear model of taking, making and wasting in favour of a circular… Continue Reading …

How to Measure Compression Springs

Springs are one of the oldest mechanical devices for storing energy. With a wide variety of spring sizes and types available, understanding the application is crucial to ensure the design will meet its intended purpose. Likewise, a spring’s size, shape, and loading requirements will determine its suitability for a particular job, with precise measurements crucial… Continue Reading …

What Skills Do You Need to Work in Manufacturing?

The first ever National Manufacturing Day on 7th July 2022 is an opportunity for our industry to demonstrate the value of a career in our industry, starting with a manufacturing apprenticeship. Apprenticeships offer an alternative career path out of school for people that do not wish to attend college and eventually university full time. Manufacturing… Continue Reading …

An Introduction to Wire Forming

At Airedale Springs, we provide high-quality springs and wire forms for clients across a wide range of industries, from electronics to transportation. As wire form manufacturers, we create products tailor-made to your specifications and the demands of your sector, always using the best CNC equipment on the market. Take a look at why you need… Continue Reading …

How Automation Boosts Efficiency in Manufacturing

Efficiency in manufacturing is key to reducing lead times whilst ensuring high standards are maintained throughout all stages of production. Automation plays a big role in the smooth running of processes, balancing high output with high quality and reducing the risk of error. There is a tendency to assume that automation in manufacturing comes at… Continue Reading …

Uses for Small Springs

Small and unusual springs are all around us, helping the appliances we use daily to work as they should. As technology develops, devices and equipment become increasingly more intricate, and the springs and wire forms they depend on to function correctly also have to shrink in size. There’s no set definition for what constitutes a… Continue Reading …

Rising to the Challenge of Greener Manufacturing

Reducing industrial waste and the negative impact we have on our environment has become a top priority for governments, companies and individuals alike. As of 2022, 98% of manufacturers are aware of the UK government’s net zero by 2050 target. A significant number of companies have already taken steps to improve energy efficiency and assess… Continue Reading …