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Moore & Wright measuring tools are used for a wide range of applications in Hack Engineering’s machine shop
Moore & Wright measuring tools are used for a wide range of applications in Hack Engineering’s machine shop

With an ethos of being ‘run for enthusiasts, by enthusiasts’, East Sussex-based Hack Engineering has strengthened its precision measurement accuracy by investing in a large selection of Moore & Wright tools from the Bowers Group.

Originating in 2014 as a supplier of high-end performance parts for BMW, Hack Engineering’s success soon led to the exponential growth of the business, seeing the opening of its first workshop, engine building facilities, part supply operations, and the creation of its own-branded machine shop.

The Moore & Wright tool portfolio is used on a daily basis throughout the business, whether in the engine build room measuring cylinder bores, in the machine shop measuring interference fits on valve guides or checking valve shim dimensions in the workshop. The ensured quality of the tools has allowed Hack Engineering to be confident in the accuracy of the work it carries out.

Research and development have been key to the Moore & Wright brand as it strives to continue the legacy started by Frank Moore. Over 200 products within its range of workshop tools complement many businesses and industries, offering highly precise measurements in an array of applications.

With more than 100 years of experience in designing, manufacturing, and supplying measuring equipment, it is committed to offering the best service to customers across the globe.

Alex Lester, technical director at Hack Engineering, says: “When trying to find those last few horsepower, precision is always going to be your friend. Availability and accuracy have always been important buying decisions when we are looking for new tooling. By using Moore & Wright, it has allowed us to have faith in every measuring process.”

Mr Lester joined as a business partner in 2018, bringing with him a wealth of machining and engine reconditioning knowledge, forming the basis of its division Hack Engineering Machine Shop. By moving machine work in-house, engine-building became ever more prominent in the company’s offering, and it has continued to rapidly grow ever since.

The machine shop now caters for all machining requirements, both within the performance and simple reconditioning world. Its workshop covers a variety of day-to-day processes, such as full cylinder head overhauls, valve grinding and block boring and honing.

With a dedicated engine building room onsite, all of the specialist tooling required is readily available, and has led the team at Hack to build many successful engines for fast road, forced induction, race and rally use.

“Head into the engine building department and you will see many Moore & Wright tools, some even dating back well into the early years of the last century,” Mr Lester explains. “As with all engine building processes, having the correct tools is absolutely critical.”

As a big advocate of the quality of Moore & Wright products, Hack Engineering has recently added to its outfit with a special 3D printing and design studio, with a plethora of tools available to all staff throughout the business.

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Hack Engineering


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