Manufacturing

Bowles Fluidics offers product solutions that are supported by four modern manufacturing, assembly, and warehousing facilities and an additional sales office comprising nearly 200,000 square feet of manufacturing floor space.  All our manufacturing systems are supported by Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP system and each facility is certified to ISO-9000 and international automotive quality standard TS16949.

We are staffed with a full complement engineers and designers to provide technical support in all aspects of the manufacturing process.   The range of support includes design and production of assembly equipment, fixtures, and injection molding tooling.  Industry best practices utilized in this process include full APQP methodology as well as advanced design simulation tools such as Mold Flow which allow the engineers to predict and eliminate errors before they occur.  Additionally, the utilization of the cutting edge CAD/CAM software, such as Pro/E, UniGraphics, and CATIA, allow the design team to streamline the design process.  This results in minimal lead time for production of tooling as well as initial part development.

 

Our injection molding facility

Injection Molding

Our corporate location operates over 60 state-of-the-art plastic injection molding presses running 24 hours a day, most equipped with robotics. Our lights-out operation, featuring a highly sophisticated process monitoring system, allows us to be cost competitive while maintaining a world class injection molding department. Press clamping forces range from 25 to 330 tons.

We mold components in a variety of engineered resins ranging from crystalline to non-crystalline polymers as well as a selection of elastomers.  We also regularly accommodate customer requests for additives like glass fiber, talc and colors.

 

 

 

BFC tool, open for maintainance

Tooling

Bowles has full service CNC manufacturing and mold building capabilities. We have in-house design and tool room facilities dedicated to producing prototype and production tooling. We have extensive knowledge in designing multi-cavity tooling including hot-runner and hot-tip tooling for engineered thermoplastics.

 

 

 

 

 

Assembly Equipment

We have an excellent team of manufacturing engineers that design and build our assembly equipment in-house. A range of semi-automatic and automatic multi-station assembly equipment have been build that include online performance testing and automatic part disposition. Error-proofing, vision systems and sensors are extensively used.

These designs are then handed over to our impressive machine shop with a full staff of machinists, CNC machines and the latest software.  Many of the sub-components are made on site before our Manufacturing engineers construct the equipment here at our headquarters.