Product Development

Engineering Support

Engineering Support

We are committed to our customer from beginning to end.  We offer strong engineering support at component-, subsystem- and system-level design, leveraging our expertise in fluid flow and related technologies.

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Quality and innovation are designed in by many companies, but support is a regularly overlooked attribute in a flawless launch or during the ongoing success of a product. Bowles Fluidics considers our customer support second to none—and our customers agree. We assure predictable and successful launches by being the singular source to design and coordinate the supply of pressurized washer systems and other industrial products.

We proactively address design difficulties and delivery challenges. We do not wait for our customer to find an issue. Bowles is committed to quality- and our record speaks for itself. During the production process, we believe how a vendor responds to a customer’s need is just as important as meeting the deadline and staying on budget. Bowles Fluidics is a proven supplier to global leaders in automotive and non-automotive industries who trust us to sweat the details, so they don't have this burden.

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Design

Design

Bowles integrates computer aided design to ensure consistency throughout all stages of a part's life, with R&D, engineering, tooling, process and manufacturing functions all under one roof. We practice concurrent engineering and design for manufacturing and assembly for robust product designs.

 

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We maintain the following as our core software for designing and manufacturing components:

Our expert designers are skilled in advanced surfacing and reverse engineering projects, as well as product functional and aesthetic design. We arrange Pro/E training from a PTC certified instructor for our engineers, and we frequently hold informal user group meetings and seminars.

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Our Innovation and Laboratories

Our Innovation and Laboratories

Engineering and Innovation are the cornerstone of our company.  Bowles has the skill, experience and expertise to support all your project needs.

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Our commitment to innovation and the research that supports it starts with our executive board.  Bowles maintains high power R&D and Engineering teams  that include PhD and Masters level engineers and master technicians.  We invest a significant portion of our annual revenue in Research and Development.  This provides our engineers and scientists the needed tools to fully explore the various aspects of fluid flow and fluid logic technologies.

Tools that are worthy of a major university, like the LA Vision laser droplet analyzer, can be found at our headquarters in Columbia, Maryland (USA).  Tools of this nature allows our staff to push the technical limits.  We conduct an extensive range of mathematical simulations and experimental work in our well equipped laboratories.

Moving beyond the equations and theoretical analysis we continue this level of dedication with our ability to rapidly prototype and evaluate components for our customers using our in-house machine shop or Capture Geometry Internally (CGI) machine.

Innovation initiatives and support encourages our atmosphere of 'Always Thinking' - a core attribute in our corporate culture.

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Prototyping

Prototyping

Quick creation of functional prototypes is a key aspect of our product development process.

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Rapid Prototyping

Bowles has invested in an Envisiontec Perfactory Machine, a medium sized, high resolution rapid prototyping machine.  This machine is equipped with a state-of-the-art Texas Instruments Digital Light Processing Unit that provides 2800 x 2100 pixel resolution in layer thicknesses as small as 25 micrometers.  The resin used is a liquid photo-reactive acrylate.  Since its commissioning in January 2007, the Bowles RP laboratory has produced over 6,000 prototypes for the engineering and R&D groups.  The average delivery time from submittal to the engineer’s hands is 1.35 days.  Parts from this lab have been used for internal design reviews, as a communication tool with tooling vendors, functional prototypes, and sampling to customers for trials and external design reviews. 

Recently, there has been an internal/external demand for functional elastomer-like prototypes.  The RP lab has worked out a process, whereby the RP machine is used to make a master of the rubber part and create a silicon mold.  For complicated geometries, the lab utlilizes the RP machine to make multi-part molds, some with hand load slides, in which silicon rubbers are injected and pieces produced. 

CNC Milling

Our R&D department generates prototype circuits using two dedicated Haas 4-axis CNC mills. Using Pro/Engineer’s Manufacturing capabilities, we are able to evaluate design iterations in a matter of hours. We are also able to provide moderate quantities of machined circuits to accommodate system prototype development or consumer trials. Samples are generally cut from acetal or ABS, although we can also machine a number of other plastics and aluminum.

For larger or more complex designs, Bowles has an on-site, full-service machine shop, staffed by expert machinists.

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