BGI SuppliesHelping prop makers to do what they do best
BGI Supplies are one of the UK’s leading supplier of prop making, SFX, costume fabrication and set dressing to the film and entertainment industry. Experienced in all aspects of scenic construction, prop and model making, they are one of the best-known names in the field for specialist theatre, film and TV fabrication.
Working on some of the latest blockbuster films, BGI produce large-scale appearance props, models and sculpted forms. The demand for larger scale props with detailed specifications and within tight deadlines meant that BGI Supplies needed to enhance their concept to completion service by the introduction of an automated solution.
As a prop making company, BGI need to work in a variety of materials from wood, plastic, fibreglass, polystyrene and metal. CNC Robotics installed two identical 7 axis robotic systems to support demand and to complement the existing onsite machine tools.
The 7 axis robotic systems can machine a wide variety of materials from polystyrene to high-density boards in conjunction with the CAD data to create large-scale models in a very short timeframe. It’s large size and separate turntable makes it ideal for milling these larger props without the need to compromise on quality.
The versatility of these robot systems means they are the ideal way to create pieces of set scenery at a fraction of the cost of traditional machine tools.
The installation of two robotic systems allows BGI Supplies to deliver superb results for their clients, giving them great competitive advantage and put them in an ideal position to cope with the increasing demand.
“These large scale milling robots can tackle a wide range of projects simultaneously and allows BGI Supplies to remain competitive and produce highly accurate and creative set pieces for the film sector” Jason Barker.