Surface Treatments

Bowmill Metal Treatments produce high quality products which are upheld by our AS9100 Quality Management System with Lloyd’s accreditation and NADCAP processing approvals.

From manufacture to NDT and final material surface treatment processing reducing the necessity for further subcontracting and increased lead-time with control of the entire product process.

Our processing capabilities extend to a wide and diverse range of treatment disciplines including, non destructive testing, anodising, cadmium plating and spray surface treatments.

Supported by our fully integrated engineering facility combing key business metrics to the processing operations, offering our customers the benefit of reduced lead-time through single management order processing and under NADCAP Quality.

We provide a quality surface treatment service for the aerospace industry, encompassing the following processes and applied to a wide scope of customer specifications:

ProcessVAT Capacity (mm)
Automated Shot Peen600 dia x 100
Heat Treatment (stress relieve)1300 x 2000 x 1000
Dye Penetrant Inspection3800 x 2000 spray booth
Magnetic Particle Inspection990 x 2400 (between head)
Etch Inspection500 x 500 x 800
Hard Chrome Plating2300 x 750 x 1100
Chromic Anodise2300 x 900 x 1100
Sulphuric Anodise2300 x 850 x 1100
Zinc Nickel Plating1300 x 620 x 780
Cadmium Plating1100 x 600 x 450
Passivation - Stainless Steel850 x 685 x 750
Alocrom 1200885 x 685 x 750
Paint - all schemes4400 x 2200 x 1500

VAT Capacities

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  • Zinc Nickel plating
  • Automated shot peen
  • Heat treatment (stress relieve)
  • Hard chrome plating of ferrous and copper based alloys
  • Cadmium plating of ferrous and copper based alloys
  • Chromic anodising of aluminium alloys
  • Alocrom 1200 conversion coating
  • Stainless steel passivation
  • Paint spraying – all schemes
  • Dry film lubricant coating


  • Dye penetrant inspection
  • Magnetic particle inspection
  • Acid etch inspection

Paint and Masking shop

Processing & testing facilities in Poole, Dorset

Bowmill Engineering

18-30 Morris Road
Nuffield Trading Estate
Poole BH17 0GG

Tel +44 (0)1202 266266
Fax +441202 665301

Bowmill Engineering

Spectrum 700
Ashchurch Business Centre
Alexandra Way
Tewkesbury GL20 8TD

Tel +44 (0)1684 423112

Bowmill Metal Treatments

85 Sterte Avenue West
Poole BH15 2AL

Tel +44 (0)1202 677551
Fax +44 (0)1202 666372

Taymar Precision Grinding

18-30 Morris Road
Nuffield Trading Estate
Poole BH17 0GG

Tel +44 (0)1202 674967
Fax +441202 665301