Bowers Group (UK) Ltd

Bowers Group supplies industry with an unrivalled choice of high quality Precision Measuring Equipment, Bespoke System Design and Laboratory-based UKAS Calibration Services.

Bowers Group offer an extensive range of products from leading brands including Bowers, Moore & Wright, Baty, INNOVATEST, Trimos, Sylvac, Wyler and ACCRETECH. Products ranges include, Bore Gauging, Optical Measuring, Materials Testing, Height Gauging, Levelling, Thread Measurement and Surface, Form and Geometry.

  1. George Jackson Appointed as Demonstration Manager for the Mobile Metrology Centre
    3 April 2018

    Demonstration Manager Appointed for the Mobile Metrology Centre

    Bowers Group is delighted to announce that George Jackson will be joining the Bowers Sales Team as Mobile Metrology Centre Demonstration Manager. With a strong background in metrology, including a recent role as Metrology Applications Engineer at Renishaw, George has many years’ valuable experience in delivering customer demonstrations.

    On-Board Metrology Demonstrations

    George will be responsible for the Mobile Metrology Centre and all involved demonstration activity, as well as planning and delivering sales support to the field sales team. Martin Hawkins, UK Sales Manager at Bowers Group said: “The Mobile Metrology Centre has been a fantastic opportunity for Bowers Group to demonstrate a range of products to a variety of businesses up and down the UK, and continues to be very popular with customers. We are very pleased to have George on board, and we wish him every success in his new role.”

    High Quality Metrology Equipment

    Equipment on board includes the high quality optical inspection system, the Baty Venture Vision System, and the Sylvac Scan 52 optical measuring machine. Also on display and available for demonstrations are the Accretech Surfcom Nex, and the Innovatest Falcon 500 Vickers hardness tester. In addition, customers will have the chance to see a range of Bowers Bore Gauges and Sylvac Bluetooth hand tools. 

    Recent improvements to the Mobile Metrology Centre include a 43" Flatscreen fully equipped with a variety of useful marketing collateral and product information, as well as the opportunity to provide customers software demonstrations.

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    George Jackson Appointed as Demonstration Manager for the Mobile Metrology Centre
  2. New API Inspection Requirements for July 2018
    3 April 2018

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) has released the Sixteenth edition of the 5B Specification for Threading, Gauging, and Inspection of Casing, Tubing, and Line Pipe Threads, with an effective date of July 1st, 2018. The new specification has major changes that companies need to be aware of in order to conform and properly maintain their API license. Luckily, Bowers Group can help!

    New Mandatory Attribute Inspections

    There are several new mandatory attribute inspections to be aware of, including crest diameter, form, addendum, and tooth thickness/groove width. Examples and methods of gauging these attributes are fully described in Section 5 of the sixteenth edition. API has also created new dimensions and tolerances for the majority of API licensed connections. 

    Meet API Inspection Requirements with Gagemaker

    As the exclusive distributor for the Gagemaker product line in the UK, Bowers Group can offer plenty of ways to help customers prepare for the new inspection requirements, including tools, advice, and information.

    For example, the Gaugemaker MRP Pitch Diameter & Ovality Gauges are a key piece of equipment for API compliance. Available from Bowers Group, the MRP series of Pitch diameter gauges measures the internal and external pitch diameters of tapered threaded connectors. The gauges use two pivoting thread shoes that rest on the crests of the threads, with the diameter variation being detected by the indicator readout.

    Details of Threading and Gauging Specification Requirements

    This specification covers dimensions, tolerances, and marking requirements for API threads and the gauges that control the acceptance criteria for the threads. Thread element gauges, instruments, and requirements for the inspection of threads for line pipe, round thread casing, round thread tubing, and buttress casing connections are included.

    Thread dimensions shown without specifications (or shown as NA) are not subject to inspection of diameter, ovality, and addendum. Thread dimensions shown without tolerances are related to the basis for connection design and are not subject to measurement to determine acceptance of product.


    Thread inspection applies at the point of manufacture prior to shipment, to inspection at some intermediate point, to inspection subsequent to delivery at destination, and to inspection by inspectors representing the purchaser or the manufacturer. The manufacturer may, at his or her option, use other instruments or methods to control manufacturing operations; but acceptance and rejection of the product is determined by the results of inspection made in accordance with the requirements of this specification.

    Thread inspection is performed using instruments designed to measure either the functional relationship of multiple thread elements or measure an individual thread element. The inspection requirements include measurements of standoff, diameter, ovality, addendum, taper, lead, height, and angle of thread that are applicable to threads having 111/2 or less turns per inch (0.45 or less turns per mm). Ring and plug gauges are designed to measure the functional size of an internal or external thread. Individual thread elements listed are measured with one or more specific instruments.

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    New API Inspection Requirements for July 2018
  3. New UK Key Account Manager & India Country Manager for Bowers Group
    7 August 2017

    Bowers Group, a world leader in precision measurement and leading supplier of metrology instruments, is pleased to announce that David Smith has joined the Bowers Group Sales team in the capacity of UK Key Account Manager & India Country Manager.

    David will be responsible for developing a range of UK key accounts working alongside Bowers Group’s Area Sales Managers and the UK sales team as well as developing sales with current and future partners in India.

    Growth Export Market

    Commenting on his appointment, David said: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to move Bowers Group’s forward in both the UK and India, which has been identified as an important growth export market for the business.”

    Extensive Sales Experience

    David has extensive sales experience within the Metrology industry, with his most recent employment with Nikon Metrology UK Ltd as Territory Sales Manager, developing business and account management of metrology equipment overseas.

    Bowers Group UK Sales Manager Martin Hawkins said: “We are very pleased to welcome David to Bowers Group, and wish him every success in his new role. Along with his very enthusiastic, energetic and professional approach, David will be a valuable addition to the Bowers Group in this key position.”

    High Quality Precision Measurement Instruments

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    New UK Key Account Manager & India Country Manager for Bowers Group
  4. Baty Sponsors Winning British Superbike Team
    7 August 2017

    Famous for its quality profile projectors and part of the Bowers Group, Baty is pleased to be sponsoring the Hawk Racing British Superbike team. Hawk Racing team’s very own Michael Dunlop has recently been crowned the fastest man on the Isle of Man, after setting new lap and race records during the Senior TT superbike race on the Snaefell Mountain Course.

    Geoff Jackson, Business and Product Development Director at Baty said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring the Hawk Racing team and really pleased to congratulate Michael Dunlop on his record breaking success. Baty’s long history in metrology and engineering make the team the perfect technical sponsorship opportunity for us, and we’re very proud to be associated with such a high profile, winning team!”

    As part of the Bowers Group, Baty offers a range of precision measuring instruments from Hand Tools to Vision Systems, offering solutions for almost every measurement application in modern manufacturing. To find out more about its extensive product range, please visit

    Baty Sponsors Winning British Superbike Team
  5. Bowers Group Becomes Members of the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association (BTMA)
    7 August 2017

    Bowers Group is pleased to announce it has joined the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association (BTMA) . As of 1st July 2017, precision measurement experts the Bowers Group is now a Technical member of the Association, supporting companies whose core activity is the manufacture of Precision Machined Components within the UK.

    Martin Hawkins, UK Sales Manager at Bowers Group, said: “The BTMA membership is a valuable opportunity for Bowers Group. We have designed and developed a range of high quality metrology equipment specifically for the measurement of turned parts, and believe that we can contribute significantly to the manufacturing industry’s requirements for high quality precision turned parts and machined components.”

    The Bowers Group supplies high quality precision measurement instruments from a wide variety of brands. As sole UK agents for Sylvac, the Bowers Group is pleased to offer the new F60T Optical Scanning Machine specifically designed for the non-contact inspection of turned parts, shafts, turbine blades, camshafts and associated components. Benefiting from its years of experience within this field, the Sylvac F60T offers a new design of both hardware and software that enables the delivery of a very high performance optical scanning system alongside new service diagnostic tools designed to provide reduced maintenance lead times. In addition, Sylvac also offers a range of high quality, affordable hand tools with Bluetooth.

    As the world leading manufacturer of bore gauges, Bowers Group produces the most comprehensive series of bore gauges and internal measurement equipment available on the market. Ideal for the measurement of bores within turned parts, the Bowers bore gauge range includes a selection of high quality analogue and digital bore gauges and bore micrometers; from telescopic bore gauges and dial bore gauges, to digital bore gauges and digital bore micrometer sets.

    For more information about Bowers Group’s first class reputation for measurement solutions for turned parts, please visit the Bowers Group Website.

    Bowers Group Becomes Members of the British Turned Parts Manufacturers Association (BTMA)

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