We possess a variety of the latest CNC travelling-head presses and power presses capable of handling high volume runs in flexible and semi-rigid materials. These machines along with kiss-cutting machines allow us to produce almost any type of gasket, in any volume and any material, whether flexible or rigid. This means BGA are always first to market with new to range items only available from OE.
Digitiser and CAD/CAM
We have invested heavily in nesting software to calculate optimum yields of parts. Irregular shapes can be entered into the digitiser system from a drawing, cad image, tool or sample, which will then automatically calculate the most efficient output for the part giving the maximum material yield and minimum waste. This reduces manufacturing costs and assists in giving BGA its competitive edge.
Packaging and Distribution
We are able to offer our product packaged to a customer's specific requirements, whether in individual, bulk or kit forms.
Fabricating and Vulcanisation
Our fabrication department is able to produce individual gaskets to any shape or size using a variety of methods and skills, including hot and cold vulcanisation.
Special Cutting Machinery
The Group use state of the art multi-dimensional laser cutting and profiling machinery. Water-jet cutting is used for cutting materials such as graphite and composite with new designs enabling us to use more conventional methods at faster production rates.
To complement our gasket production, we have many different machines used to fabricate parts from rod, tube, section, billet or sheet. These include lathes, grinders, mills, routers, drills and gear-cutters.
Moulding and Extruding
Production of high volume mouldings is carried out by using multi-cavity injection moulds. Large quantities are produced quickly and accurately to the highest tolerances.
One of the major companies within the BG Group is dedicated solely to the manufacture of tools. Using the most modern CAD and CAM machinery, drawings are converted to production tools in minutes, to a degree of accuracy not possible using conventional methods.