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ENERGYCASE STUDIES

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Bowers Group has helped the Nuclear

Advanced Manufacturing Research

Centre achieve new levels of accuracy in

precision engineered components for

the energy industry.

The organisation has invested in state-ofthe-art measuring and testing

equipment to

help ensure the highest standards of quality

at its research factory on the Advanced

Manufacturing Park in South Yorkshire.

Recently Bowers helped it overcome a particularly difficult measuring requirement

which confounded even the organisation's

most advanced equipment.

It was faced with the need to accurately

measure a critical internal thread, in accordance with the Nuclear AMRC's

adoption of

best practice, and rather than use less precise and more

time consuming methods, a

search for a fast, accurate solution was

undertaken.

The problem was solved by a Bowers XT

Xtreme Bore Gauge supplied with internal

thread measuring anvils. A welcome 'biproduct'

of the impressive, extended travel

capability of the advanced XT Xtreme Bore

Gauges anvils is their unique ability to be

adapted to accurately measure internal

threads.

As XT measuring contacts are able to contract

into the body of the gauge, prior to

entry into a threaded bore, and then

expand further than the anvils of previous

generations of these popular digital gauges,

Bowers is now able to provide global industry

with a full range of extremely accurate

internal thread measuring gauges.

Rendering the use of the traditional, and

often subjective, screw plug-gauges obsolete,

Bowers is now capable of precisely

machining the male profiles of all standard

BOWERS GROUP

With precise 3D scanning, reverse engineering and quality inspection expertise,

Physical Digital works alongside companies in the oil, gas and renewable

energy

sectors to ensure accurate design and

manufacture, seamless re-engineering

and on-going performance.

The company's focus is on contributing to

efficiency and reliability in the energy market.

Its services help keep costs down

whilst improving performance - both in new

components and in legacy parts.

Accurate scanning and measurement

helps to:

• Improve return on investment

• Reduce time-to-market

• Increase productivity

• Enhance reliability

• Generate precise data for future use

Specialist measurement services

The company uses the highly respected

GOM suite of measurement systems and

provides data in whatever format is

required. Services include:

• 3D non-contact scanning of all components - from

the smallest bolt to a complete

turbine or blade

• Maintenance, repair and overhaul of

projects, including measurement,

verification and inspection

• Reverse engineering for legacy

components

• Design-stage scanning for pre-production

and quality inspection

• Batch inspection

NUCLEAR AMRC FINDS SOLUTION FOR

INTERNAL THREAD MEASUREMENT

EXPERTISE IN RENEWABLES MEASUREMENT

CUTS COSTS, IMPROVES PERFORMANCE

PHYSICAL DIGITAL

Photo courtesy Bowers Group - helping

the Nuclear AMRC

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