Machine helps BSC meet 22% sales growth

A specialist in electromagnetic wave filters for the defence sector has increased its machining capacity with the installation of new Quaser technology. BSC Filters, which designs and manufactures microwave filters, diplexers, waveguides and coaxial passive components, has reacted to a changing need for more complicated product types by installing the latest vertical machining centre.

Working with the Engineering Technology Group (ETG), the York-based company commissioned the machine for its efficiency, compact floor space, rigidity and accuracy, with its 12,000 rpm spindle improving production speed considerably. The Quaser also comes with 30 tools, the latest swarf management technology and Heidenhain controls.
Daniel Malarkey, machine shop supervisor at BSC Filters, says: “Over the past 12 months, our business has grown 22% and this is largely due to demand for more complex components from the defence sector. We had to meet this demand head-on, which is why we chose to engage with ETG to help us specify a new machine that would give us flexibility, speed and consistent quality.”
He continues: “The ETG service was excellent and the capabilities of the Quaser MV134EH were quickly identified and agreed. In addition, the machine was installed within the timeframe requested. We now have the additional capacity required to meet the 22% growth and, importantly, go after more new business opportunities.”
Lee Adamson, regional sales manager at ETG, adds: “The Quaser is proving such a popular machine for subcontract manufacturers, and it’s not difficult to see why. The compact footprint means it can be easily installed on the shop floor, yet despite its size it offers outstanding performance, thanks in part to the high precision linear guideway used in three axes.”
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