5 Things Manufacturers Can Be Excited About in 2018

With the turn of the new year, predictions for the year ahead are a handy way to try and optimise for any changes which could impact your business.

In 2017 the manufacturing industry was affected in many ways. Brexit impacted the global manufacturing market, with companies seeking new markets and new products. Continue reading…

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Everything you Need to Know About Torsion Springs

What are Torsion Springs?

Torsion springs are a variety of springs that are twisted in a helical fashion. This means that when pressure is applied to the spring it exerts a force called torque in the opposite direction. This mechanism is widely used in products such as clothes pins for example. When you apply pressure to the pin it then exerts torque when released until it is closed, holding the clothes in place. Continue reading…

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All Time High: The Growth of UK Manufacturing

The output of the UK manufacturing is expanding at the most rapid rate since 2008. The industry also recorded a seventh consecutive month of growth in November. In ten years, the UK manufacturing sector has never seen so much growth. It looks like 2018 is going to be a wonderful year, not just for the entire manufacturing industry, but for the sectors inside, such as gas spring manufacturers like ourselves.  So, why is the figure so, and how did we get there?

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How Springs Work in Your Car

We come into contact with springs far more in our everyday lives than you may realise. Springs are in everything and they help mechanical processes in every occupation. In a car, for example, there are numerous springs that work together with other mechanical systems to keep you safe and comfortable on the road.

In some cases, there will even be a number of different spring systems working together for greater comfort. Here, we explore how springs work in your car. Continue reading…

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The Use of Constant Force Springs in Space

Constant force springs are ideal for many uses and are especially useful where constant force is required. For any application which needs a smooth return and retrieve, counterbalance applications, tensioning and loading applications, constant force springs are a perfect choice. Industries which make use of the constant force spring include healthcare and automotive; however, the space industry also uses these specialist springs, mainly to work with the changes of force within the atmosphere. So, what exactly does this industry use constant force springs for and how does it benefit them?

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Technology Advancements of 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for engineering and technology. Every year brings new possibilities and innovations throughout many industries and, as we are coming to the end of this year, we at European Springs Ireland have compiled a list of the greatest technology advancements 2017 has seen. Continue reading…

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Nanoengineering Reduces Metal Fatigue

Metal fatigue is the weakening of a metal caused by loads that are applied repeatedly, causing both progressive and localised damage to the structural integrity of the metal. When above a certain threshold, microscopic cracks appear at stress concentrators, such as the metal’s surface or at grain interfaces. Cracks eventually become critical, causing a structure to fracture and collapse.

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How to Inspire Future Generations of Engineers?

Engineering is a critical component of the UK’s economy, providing both employment and innovative solution to global challenges. As a nation, the UK needs to invest in engineering and, of course, in the professionals that work in this field. One of the issues surrounding the industry is the skills gap, which is affecting its future. Continue reading…

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Engineering and Industry 4.0

The Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution, will introduce significant changes throughout industries worldwide. A swift response to these changes will have to be clearly seen in companies’ visions, with the identification of how to invest in advanced equipment and facilities throughout the business. This planned approach does not intend to change companies overnight but to adapt to the occurring changes within the sectors. Continue reading…

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Engineer Your Future [Infographic]

There are many routes into the world of engineering; GCSEs to Apprenticeships, A-Levels to an Undergraduate Degree, or even from A-Levels straight into employment for you to climb your way up the ladder. Continue reading…

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