NDE Inspection probes and manipulators

Bowyer Engineering design, manufacture and project manage complex access and on wing inspection projects. We design and rapidly build engine sections and complex access representations to enable the development of the manipulator to deliver the probes, and vision systems required for the inspection.

Our CAD capability enable us to rapidly reduce the complex models to the key components and access challenges. We then with a combination of machining and 3D printing produce representative fixtures for ourselves and our customer to enable rapid solution development. We can work from 3D scans or direct from CAD models, and / or provide support services to create these. We can make borescope guide tubes, and complex probe positioning arms for ultrasonic and eddy current inspection systems.

For external inspection systems we can make scanning frames and arms to control and sweep across complex surfaces, incorporating clamping systems and encoders to accurately position equipment for repeatable reliable processes.

On achieving the complex access goals, we can then scale up to production quantities including the complete management of other inspection hardware, their validation, kitting, boxing and shipping to multiple global destinations.

CNC Milling

rapid prototypes or large quantity runs of specialist precision parts using 3-axis 4-axis and 5-axis CNC mills.

CNC Turning

Our CNC turning process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts.

EDM Notching

Capacity to design, manufacture and notch bespoke ultrasonic, eddy current and radiography NDT inspection standards.

Instrumentation - Rakes & Probes

Manufacturing and repair services for gas turbines. Aero engine and power generation units

Inspection Arms & Manipulators

We design and build engine sections to aid the development of the manipulator.

Special Purpose Machines & Automation

Our CNC turning process produces custom prototypes and end-use production parts.