Reference Standards are Important
Product Expansion for Bowman Mexico

July, 2020 – Bowman Mexico, and RAISA, its distributor, have announced they will supply a comprehensive line of Reference Standards for all benchtop and hand-held XRF plating measurement systems. Reference standards are a critical quality control tool for any manufacturer of products that are plated, and for contract plating shops that serve both manufacturers, and the printed circuit board / semiconductor industry.

Bowman Mexico will stock, for rapid availability, standards for ENIG and ENEPIG, as well as thin precious metals, percent phosphorus, electroless nickel, chrome, zinc-nickel, and other common alloys. The company will also provide custom standards.

“IBERICA” is 7th EU Branch for Bowman

June, 2020 – Bowman Iberica has greatly expanded Bowman’s reach and service capability in western Europe. From its headquarters in the Barcelona suburb of Mataro, it will serve new and existing XRF benchtop users throughout Spain and Portugal.

According to owner Domenec Mayoral, the region is ripe with potential for Bowman’s G series benchtop XRF, with its precision video imaging, and ‘bottom-up’ measurement using laser-based auto-focus. Mayoral has more than a quarter century of experience with German-made XRFs, and with Elcometer, a manufacturer of inspection equipment, and DataPhysics, a manufacturer of surface measurement instruments.

Bowman Appoints Standards Manager

June, 2020 – Bowman Chief Technology Officer Jun Choi has announced the appointment of Jeffrey Korpus as Manager of the company’s Standards Business Unit.

Korpus was formerly a Project Manager and Support Engineer for Bowman with responsibility for new standards design and team management. He also managed Bowman’s Quality System for ISO17025 and worked with Bowman engineers and programmers on new hardware and software features. Prior to his career with Bowman, Korpus was Recertification Manager at Calmetrics.

“This is a pivotal time for our industry,” says Korpus. “New hybrid finishes, and intensifying quality demands such as IPC’s 4552A/B and RoHS, present unique opportunities for an XRF equipment company with a solid standards capability – and the ability to deliver quickly.

“One of my first priorities has been to establish a Short Order Stock for common standards that we can ship immediately,” he continues. “I believe that, in a relatively short time, we’ll be able to build on Bowman’s leadership in XRF systems to make the company equally well-recognized for standards.”

Bowman Italia Featured in Trattamenti E Finitu

June, 2020 – Bowman Italia and its general manager, Pasquale Francella, were featured in the June issue of Italy’s magazine for the finishing industry, Trattamenti E Finitu (“Treatments and Finishes.”) Among the most important advantages of Bowman XRFs, says Francella, “is simultaneous measurement of up to four coating layers, each of which can be an alloy, along with measurement of high entropy coatings.”

Quality loves quality!

The April, 2020 issue of Quality Magazine features a timely article by Zach Dismukes, Manager of West Coast Sales. Its focus is XRF detector technologies, specifically as they apply to the precise measurement of electroless nickel, industry’s most common plated finish.

Bowman XRF Appoints Sales Manager for North America

February, 2020 – Bowman President Tom Leone announced the appointment of Robert Coleman as Sales Manager for North America. Coleman will be based in Chicago, with responsibility for XRF instrument sales and service in the US and Canada. He will also manage and support the activities of Bowman Mexico.

Coleman has extensive experience in both of the markets – PCB manufacturing and general metal finishing – where Bowman holds a prominent position. Coleman was most recently Midwest Sales Manager for Uyemura, and previously, Vice President of Operations for American Standard Circuits.

Says Leone, “Bringing Rob on-board substantially boosts our client service resources here in our headquarters region. Additionally, his success in Asia (Coleman was, for several years, Managing Director of Asia for RBP Chemical Technology) will be a valuable asset as Bowman continues its Pacific rim expansion.”

Bowman Exhibits at Trade Events in Taiwan, India

January, 2020 – Bowman’s partner company, Quantum Equipment Co. Pvt. Ltd., exhibited at the GGJS (Gujarat Gold Jewellery Show) in Gujarat, India January 10-12. The show drew 30,000 visitors.

Bowman Taiwan displayed the G Series at iMT (International Metal Technology) in Taipei. The G Series features precision video imaging, ‘bottom-up’ measurement, and more!

UK Distributor Celebrates 40 Year Anniversary

January, 2020 – Bowman’s UK distributor, SciMed, is a leading supplier of scientific instrumentation in the UK and Ireland. They are celebrating 40 years providing a range of analytical instrumentation and process equipment to industry and academia.

Bowman Expands Partnership Network

January, 2020 – Bowman has expanded its global reach with strategic appointments in 3 key regions. Additions in South America are Pattaro C S Ltda. (headquartered in Sao Caetano do Sul, Brazil) and Analitica & Redes (based in Bogota, Colombia). BES Engineering, headquartered in Istanbul, will manage new business development throughout Turkey.

Pattaro C S Ltda. has more than 10 years of experience supplying instruments and consumables for the printed circuit, plastic card and surface finishing industries. Analitica & Redes is commemorating its 20th year as one of the nation’s preeminent distributors of 15 categories of analytical instrumentation, “from atomic absorption to XRF.” BES Engineering represents 8 manufacturers of X-ray and laser-based instruments, including X-ray fluorescence spectrometers, NDT systems, and short pulse lasers.

President Tom Leone says, “Bowman is delighted to welcome these 3 respected sales and service organizations into our global network.”

Bowman Debuts Product Videos

January, 2020Watch the Bowman G Series apply precision video imaging and ‘bottom-up’ analysis to simultaneously measure up to 5 coating layers, including ultra-thin films.

Watch measurement of the smallest X-ray spot sizes using the Bowman M Series XRF.

The Bowman P Series XRF measures the widest range of samples.