A group of year 9s visited G&O Springs in June. The Redditch based company, which started in 1973, makes springs for the aerospace industry. They showed us how they tested the raw materials before turning them into springs. We saw how springs were both hand and machine produced. We were taken through the quality assurance process. Their latest thing is covering springs in a dye to test for imperfections. We had to stand in a pitch black room lit by UV light to see the dye work. Our favourite bit was making our own spring although we were pretty slow. The employee said he could make 500 a minute so we need to practice. We would like to than
k G&O Springs for opening their doors to us.