New Apprentices at Airedale Springs

Max Greathead from Haworth and Alfie Moses from Oakworth have joined Airedale Springs as CNC machine setter apprentices. Both are undertaking NVQL2 in Manufacturing Process Operations which includes spring making. They have received induction and basic spring manufacturing training under the watch full eye of Brian Russell who has come out of retirement to oversee… Continue Reading …

A Fond Farewell….

September saw the retirement of one of our Senior Operatives Jean Powley. Jean has spent over 41 years with the Company working in many different departments. During the 1970/80s Jean was one of 5 sisters who worked for the Company at the same time. She married David Powley one of our senior setters in 1994…. 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 …

How Technology is Increasing Mobility

Springs are a mainstay component in almost every technological advancement you can possibly think of, especially those that rely upon some form of mechanism or mechanical system, and it’s fair to say that such technologies are achieving some really impressive results in the world. The area of helping to increase the mobility of disabled persons… Continue Reading …

Machine Tools – What Are You Using?

Mechanical tools and sophisticated machinery have revolutionised the manufacturing industry in recent years. Exponentially increasing the capabilities and quality that can be offered by manufacturing services, and also freeing up thousands of man-hours, it’s fair to say that the modern manufacturing industry couldn’t do what it does without a mechanical helping hand. But did you… Continue Reading …

World Record Breaking Springs

Here at Airedale Springs, we’ve been specialist spring manufacturers for a long time now, and we’ve seen some fairly imaginative uses for springs over the years. It’s easy to miss the importance of these little devices, which is why we’ve often spoken about the vital role they can play in areas like architecture. Today we… Continue Reading …