ENGINEERING AT AET
Here at AET Turbos, engineering is our passion, and it has played a crucial role in our history and evolution, dating back to the origin of the company in 1974.
AET Engineering Services
CNC 4 axis mill & CNC lathe capabilities:
Full Design/Model/Manufacture of components
In house design, model, prototype and manufacture. Reverse engineering obsolete parts using latest CAD/CAM software and manufacturing techniques.
3D PRINTING OF PROTOTYPES
Additive manufacturing. Proof of concept, test fitment of prototypes. Changes can be made quickly and easily. Cost effective compared to machined prototypes. Useful for low cost manufacture of relevant components.
CNC REPROFILING OF TURBO COMPRESSOR AND TURBINE HOUSINGS
Facilitates the use of larger internals within our hybrid units. Diffuser treatment to increase efficiency.
Motorsport regulation restrictors, inlet bell mouths, inlet adapters
Design and manufacture of Rally/Rally X restrictors in various sizes 32, 34, 45mm. Anti-surge shrouds.
Custom oil feeds to retain stock fitment of oil feed lines. Different size restrictions to limit oil pressure.
Custom seal plates allowing core conversions. Also allows for the repair of obsolete/historic applications.
TURBO FITTING FLANGES, TURBINE, COMP OUTLET
Comp outlet V-Band to pipe, V-Band to weld on. Turbine housing in/out weld on V-Band flanges.
Custom mounting solutions. Lightweight/Motorsport applications.
EXTERNAL WASTEGATE ADAPTER FLANGES
Allowing fitment of aftermarket EWG in stock location.
TURBINE AND COMPRESSOR WHEEL MODIFICATIONS
Turbine wheel exducer blade clipping. Re-engineer compressor wheels to fit obsolete applications.
MANUFACTURE OF JOURNAL BEARINGS AND WASTEGATE VALVE GUIDES
Manufacture of custom sized journal bearings/wastegate valve guides to allow repair of obsolete units.
TURBO MOUNTING ADAPTERS
Custom mounting solution for aftermarket turbos in stock location.
HIGH TEMPERATURE WASTEGATE THERMAL BARRIER GASKETS
Obsolete and historic motorsport applications.
COMPRESSOR COVER PROFILE/DIFFUSER REPLACEMENT
Allowing repair of obsolete/unreleased units.
TURBINE HOUSING, WHEEL PROFILE REPLACEMENT
Allowing repair of units prone to corrosion, including marine applications
TURBINE HOUSING IWG RE-ENGINEERING
Gas flow optimisation to improve boost control.
For oversized bearings and valve guides
CNC porting for turbine housings/manifolds port matched. Hand porting to ensure the very best performance.
BROKEN STUD REMOVAL (THREAD REPAIR)
METAL CLEANING/SURFACE PREPERATION SERVICE
Our director of engineering, Shaun, has worked in the engineering industry for over 17 years. Starting at the age of 15, Shaun studied mechanical engineering at college and later trained as an apprentice engineer. He achieved NVQ levels 1,2 and 3 along with an advanced national diploma in engineering.
Throughout his career, Shaun has carried out engineering work for various industries including consumer food and drink, printing, steel work, as well as power stations, including nuclear.
He has also worked on large valves and pumps, along with steam trains, notably the Tornado.
During his time at AET, Shaun has pulled on his previous experience to establish a well functioning engineering and machining department, and quickly progressed through the ranks to become our director of engineering.
it's all in the detail
Profiled in our CNC lathe to our own proven tolerances to ensure optimum performance.
Designed and machined in-house to provide a lightweight, rigid solution for boost control of our Subaru hybrid
K14 CUSTOM SEAL PLATE
CUSTOM BUILT TOOL FOR OIL FEED REMOVAL ON XONA UNITS
CUSTOM BILLET HEATSHIELD
In-house CNC department. We use the latest CAM software, high quality tooling and use the latest manufacturing strategies
Using the latest in-house CAD software
All parts are meticulous inspected by our engineers to ensure every part, big or small, meets our strict tolerances
A History of Engineering
Our founder, Tony Taylor, began his engineering career back in 1958 when he worked as an apprentice for the industrial engineering company, Mirrlees.
During his time with Mirrlees, Tony learned his trade by working on commercial diesel engines for industrial and power-generated applications. Upon completion of his apprenticeship, Tony progressed to Holset Engineering Co, another British engineering company. Tony eventually became Special Projects Manager at Holset.
Then, after several exciting projects with Holset Engineering Co, notably including heavy involvement with turbochargers for Formula 1, Tony founded AET Engineering Ltd in 1974.
Since the company’s origin, here at AET, we have gained experience and have shaped our team to bestow unmatched levels of expertise when it comes to engineering.
Tony’s Son, Andrew, joined the company in 1993. Andrew, at this time, was studying computer-aided engineering at university and he was asked by his father to assist the business with a ‘few computer bits’. Following the receipt of his bachelor’s degree in computer-aided engineering, Andrew found himself spending most days here, learning from his father and developing his knowledge of turbochargers and engineering.
Fast forward to the turn of the century, and in 2001, Tony decided to step down from his role and take a ‘backseat’ in the running of the company. Thus, Andrew (Andy) was appointed Managing Director of AET. Andy aimed to build on the already well-established heritage his father and team created over 25 years ago.
Now, in 2022 as we approach our 50th anniversary, Andy is known as the guru of turbo engineering, and he has built a team of knowledgeable and skilled engineers, like Shaun, who can, with the help of our state-of-the-art machinery, manufacture and re-engineer almost anything!
BILLET SEAL PLATE (HYUNDAI)
FACING OF A TRUCK MANIFOLD
This is a 34mm Rally restrictor to suit the Xona 60mm inlet for the X2C compressor cover
This is a custom fixture which was created to aid the manufacture of a GT45 billet heat shield
ENGINEERING AT AET
CUSTOM OIL FEEDS FOR OUR IN-HOUSE CORE BALANCER
EXTERNAL WASTEGATE ADAPTER
TO MOUNT A TIAL WASTEGATE FOR AN AUDI
THE PROCESS FROM STOCK TO FINISHED PRODUCT
SEAL PLATE FOR A XONA TURBO
OIL FEED ADAPTER
CUSTOM OIL FEED ADAPTER
VF36 34MM RALLY RESTRICTOR