Our Bowden Blog is back after sorting out some technical issues in our filming and editing and I’m excited to stray a little from our recent 2-Second Lean theme.
We’ve got a new hiring program that we’re very excited about, bringing in fresh Engineering graduates into our shop. They are seeking to learn and we are seeking to help them on a journey to be Manufacturing Engineers.
In this quick video, we’ll introduce a few of them to you!
For this edition of the Bowden Blog, we’re dealing with the struggle of what to do with our Daily Improvement Time.
It’s mid-January and my daughter, Abby, is helping film and edit the videos. It’s her first one and this one ended up a bit long…she’ll clearly have to work to get the “talent” (me!) to ramble a bit less…
Hopefully some of these ideas will help you keep your Team focused and engaged, as there is always plenty of opportunity to improve!
After years producing parts for the defense industry and more recently, the commercial gun market, Bowden is launching a series of handguards for the AR-15. Designed to be easy to install, these handguards come in two main styles (M-Lok and keymod) for 6″-15″ lengths. They are Made in the USA and will able available this Fall.
This is exciting news for our Team and we’re excited to establish begin production in the coming months. Stay tuned as we’ll report on our progess in the weeks ahead!
Bowden Manufacturing’s laser engraver machine makes shallow permanent marks on finished parts with most any design or logo and with numerous fonts and sizes! Use for: Serialization, Traceability, Parts identification, Customization.
Bowden Manufacturing Teammate, Arthur Biddulph, showed his Ability to Learn as he completed his first set-up operation!
The set-up of a CNC machine is a critical aspect of the machining operation. Precision, attention to detail, and advanced knowledge of the machine is required to perform the set-up correctly. The operation was done using one of our CNC Haas Lathe Machines and was a set-up for a roughing operation on a customer part.
The particular part material is a Stainless Steel Super Duplex Grade Alloy, known as Ferralium. Super duplex grade alloys consist of 25% or more Chromium, which makes the metal extremely resistant to corrosion. For this reason, this particular material is used frequently in both marine and chemical applications.
Super Duplex Alloy Characteristics:
Twice design strength of other stainless steels.
Wide range of corrosion resistance to match application.
Good toughness down to minus 80 degrees Celsius.
Particular resistance to stress corrosion cracking.
Weldable with care in thick sections.
More difficult to form and machine than other steel alloys.