borescope
borescope
What Are Borescopes?
A borescope is a small diameter optical instrument for viewing inside of things. It is the technical equivalent of a medical endoscope which is used for viewing inside the human body. Borescopes are made to go through very small holes or openings, allowing the user to look inside of objects without disassembly or destructive testing, giving a wide angle view of the interior. More...

How Do Borescopes Work?

There are three major types of borescopes: Rigid, Flexible and semi-rigid. All borescopes have an objective lens at the tip, much like a camera lens, to form an image of the object to be viewed. The objective is followed by an optical relay, to transmit the image down the tube. The eyepiece then magnifies the image to be viewed by the eye. The major difference in the three types of borescopes in the optical relay. More...

Why Do I Need A Borescope?

There are many applications where borescopes are useful and even critical. Borescopes are used routinely by quality control departments to inspect machined parts for automotive and aviation components. Key components such as fuel nozzles, manifolds, hydraulic components and systems, welded tubing, engine cylinders, valve seats are all inspected using borescopes. The borescope allows the inspector to see defects inside the part that would otherwise go undetected, causing a potential failure down the road. More...

Where Can I Buy A Borescope?

Borescopes can often be purchased directly from the manufacturer or from dealers in your specific field. When purchasing a borescope many things should be considered: Quality, Value, Functionality, Delivery, and Repair price and time are all important factors. There are many manufacturers out there including a lot of German and Japanese scopes. The Hawkeye Line of borescopes from Gradient Lens Corporation will usually have what you need. More...