Strong demand from customers has led bearings and sintering specialist Bowman International, based in Abingdon, UK, to introduce an on-site contract machining service.
Already experiencing almost overwhelming demand for its powder metallurgy structural components and bearings, the company has also been inundated by requests from customers for machining services, which up to now it has been outsourcing.
The new contract machining facility will enable the company to guarantee a fast turnround, while ensuring the highest quality. The investment in new equipment includes CNC turning and milling machines.
As well as being able to offer rapid modifications to stock bearings, Bowman can now meet customer demand on site for machining special parts. These are primarily from bars and billets in sintered bronze, cast bronze and composites, but can also be from traditional materials.
“Being able to offer a fast turnround at competitive prices is vitally important in today’s industrial climate,” said Bowman managing director Paul Hancock. “We will now be able to offer customers a fast, comprehensive service using our own resources.”
Bowman has quality approvals from a variety of leading manufacturers in the aerospace, automotive and defence sectors, complementing its certification to BS EN ISO 9001: 2008.
Further significant expansion to the new machining facility is planned in the near future.
Demand for Bowman products and services has greatly increased following its joint acquisition of key assets with Beemer Precision Inc. of Oilite Bearings Ltd. Subsequently the sintering division of MPC Industrial Solutions, formerly EGA Sinter was also acquired.
- For more information please contact Bowman International www.bowman.co.uk
- For enquiries from North or South America please contact Beemer Precision Inc. www.oilite.com