B.C. Instruments utilizes some of the most accurate pieces of equipment to manufacture Electro-Optic devices and systems. Our multi-axis high precision department manufactures within a climate controlled environment and is able to machine with tolerances as high as 0.008mm in a 600mm envelope. We have a wide array of 5-axis equipment with pallet pools and integrated automation, and we inspect our work to be sure it adheres to strict industry leading quality standards. For larger high precision components, we utilize internal capabilities to vibrator stress relief materials from 17-4PH, 6061 T6 aluminum, and other various materials in a free state. We support all levels of manufacturing from prototyping for new product introduction (where our team can support designers with the most cost effective engineering inputs for manufacturability) to production volumes with large multi-piece fixtures that are engineered to ensure maximum runtimes at the most cost effective part price. B.C. Instruments excels at project management from start to finish with support for customer programs with in house machining, relationships with choice suppliers for various finishing processes, and the added capability of internal assemblies. B.C. Instruments is also registered under the Controlled Goods Program (CGP) to provide components and technical data that have military or national security significance, if required.


Our Electro-Optic Capabilities

B.C. Instruments considers quality, precision and continuous improvement to be of the utmost importance. We believe that resting on one’s laurels while refusing to seek out the newest technological advancements and machinery is to do our customers a great disservice. That’s why we are always researching new technologies, parts and machinery in order to provide our clientele with the best service in the entire industry.

CNC Milling

Mori-Seiki 5-axis Vertical Mill-Turn machining centre is equipped with an 8 pallet pool and 180 tool ATC. This high speed, high accuracy machine enables us to maintain multiple setups with minimal changeover time which provides increased machine utilization and unattended production.

High Efficiency Machining

This equipment incorporates the use of Robotics and automated CMM inspections and feedback to the CNC controls which allows for 24 - 7 lights out capability, while maintaining precise dimensional control of components being manufactured.

Secondary Operations

We have in-house capacity to machine parts requiring Gundrilling, Hard Milling and Turning, Honing, Laser Engraving, Lapping and Electron Beam Welding. We are set up to install various types of hardware and bond components using structural adhesive films and liquids to military and federal specifications. In addition to this we have the capability to perform extruded media deburring.


Electron Beam Welding

Two Electron Beam Engineering EB Welders with a 12 inch cube vacuum chamber. Our personnel received extensive training at the manufacturer’s facility and on site at BCI. This equipment allows us to join dissimilar metals in a vacuum with no filler material and minimal part distortion.

CNC Turning

We have 32 CNC turning machines including state of the art Tsugami and Nakamura Tome Mill/Turn centers as well as a range of Hardinge Super Precision Hard Turning Machines.

Rapid Prototyping

Our Rapid Prototyping equipment includes two 2 Mazak Nexus CNC Lathes with Mazatrol conversational programming system as well as a Haas VF-2 machining center.

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