A Brief Guide to Extension Springs

Tension springs are one of the most widely known springs types in circulation, along with the compression spring, but many people still don’t understands quite what makes these springs different, and also where they are used. Springs are, after all, fairly ubiquitous in society, so you might be forgiven for taking them for granted. Here… Continue Reading …

Engineering Britain’s Future

British engineering is some of the best in the world and we have a proud tradition of providing intelligent engineering solutions to some of the most complex problems. The news for British engineering has been very positive over the last few months as the UK economy has continued to improve. Here at Airedale Springs we… Continue Reading …

Springs: The Essentials

Springs are an important part of our everyday life, often taken for granted as they are commonly hidden from view. Products that use springs in their operation such as switches, valves, bed matrices etc. would not work or be very uncomfortable without them. Although providing a vital function we rarely give a second thought as… Continue Reading …

The Secrets Behind Spring Materials

At Airedale Springs, the cornerstone of our business is clearly our provision of high quality springs. However, compression springs, tension springs, torsion springs and wire forms that we manufacture are only as good as the materials that we use, and so we always make sure we give our customers the best advice on material selection… Continue Reading …

The Role of Springs in Garage Doors

Springs have been used for many years now, with the first uses of these mechanisms tracing back to the Bronze Age. It is inevitable that the manufacture of springs has developed since then, as technology has greatly improved, and now specialists like us at Airedale Springs manufacture an extensive variety of springs. These modest mechanisms… Continue Reading …

How Springs Change Machines

The humble spring has been around for a very long time, but it still makes a huge difference to machines of all shapes and sizes. One prime example of how the simple addition of a spring can drastically change how something works is the pinball machine. The earliest form of the pinball machine was a… Continue Reading …

Designing a Spring

Springs may appear to be fairly simple devices, however appearances can be very deceptive. Designing a spring requires careful consideration of a number of factors. Firstly, the material used in making a spring must be carefully chosen. The tensile strength and response to shearing stress are important factors in the calculations, ensuring that the spring… Continue Reading …