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 …

How Nature Inspires Engineering

For many years nature has been providing solutions to some of our greatest problems, and has provided inspiration for some of the greatest feats of engineering known to man.  The study of how nature can inspire engineering is often also referred to as biomimicry or biologically inspired engineering. Interestingly the influence of nature on engineering… Continue Reading …

Wafios FMK 2

Wire forms have always been very important, yet rather unglamorous components that are used in a great many industries, but did you ever stop to wonder exactly how these forms are created? Well, there’s obviously no one answer to that question, but here at Airedale Springs we rely heavily upon the FMK2 machine to fashion… Continue Reading …

The Role of Engineers in WWI

This year marks one hundred years since the beginning of World War One. It was a war that changed the face of the world in many ways, not least in its almost unbelievable death toll of 17 million soldiers and civilians. However, out of the war also came innovation, with many inventions that we rely… Continue Reading …

Greatest Feats of British Engineering

Welcome to the first of a series of blogs featuring some feats of British civil engineering that we find to be particularly impressive. Great Feats of British Engineering – The Channel Tunnel The first of our blogs covering great British engineering projects actually concerns a construction effort that was a collaboration between British and French… Continue Reading …

The Biggest and Best Engineering Firms in the World: Spotlight on Boeing

Aerospace engineering is a branch of engineering that specialises in all aspects of the design, technology, and manufacture of space craft and air craft. Here, we take look at one of the largest and most influential aerospace engineering companies; The Boeing Company. The Boeing Company is one of the world’s leading aerospace engineering companies and… Continue Reading …