Investment improves inspection capability

Boneham & Turner has increased its ability to offer more complex parts within its tooling and precision-engineered component operations thanks to its investment in a Sylvac Scan F60L optical measurement machine supplied by Bowers Group.

A fourth-generation, family-owned precision engineering solutions provider established in 1918, Boneham & Turner serves the aerospace, defence, motorsport, composite and yellow goods industries by manufacturing and supplying drill bushes, dowel pins, simple and complex shims for the manufacture and assembly of jigs and fixtures, work holding, hydraulic systems and machine building.

With previous processes in place, the company needed to decline work, not due to the complexities of manufacturing parts, but limitations on inspection. The inspection of micro-pins had always proven to be a time-consuming challenge for the production and quality teams.

To improve its inspection capabilities, Boneham & Turner applied for funding through the ‘Aerospace Unlocking Potential’ project, provided through the European Regional Development Fund Revenue Agreement, to help fund the purchase of the Sylvac Scan equipment.

Used by quality personnel, machine operatives completing first-off checks, as well as the engineering team for samples and R&D, the Sylvac Scan F60L measures even the most demanding of cylindrical parts.

Stacy Denton-Beaumont, operations manager at Boneham & Turner in Sutton-in-Ashfield, says: “The Sylvac Scan F60L has vastly improved our scope of metrology. As an AS9100 Rev D certified manufacturer, we pride ourselves in offering outstanding quality to our valued customers and core markets. With its Swiss precision engineering, the Sylvac Scan F60L offers an efficient, exact and effective inspection method, complementing the current catalogue of equipment here at Boneham & Turner.”

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