From the smallest to the largest magnet, Buckley Systems delivers unparalleled manufacturing capability with precision and speed via a powerful combination of people and plant.
Unparalleled manufacturing capability
We have more than 30 CNC machining and lathe centers in our machine shop, spread over a 7,000m2 workshop. Our investment in machining capability is about more than just purchasing the largest, most advanced CNC equipment – we also hire and develop a large team of highly skilled operators.
The depth of this in-house machining capability streamlines the manufacturing process and provides our customers with the best product faster and with less risk.
Scale, precision, and speed
We can manufacture the largest analysing and scientific magnets (many tens of tonnes) through to devices you could hold in your hand.
Our manufacturing precision is world-class, and trusted by industry and research institutes alike. Using our latest CNC milling equipment (such as the recent DMG MORI DMU 210 5-AXIS), EDM wire cutters, and precision grinders, we can tailor a manufacturing technique to achieve critical tolerances. We’re trusted by national laboratories like TRIUMF to machine their cutting edge spectrometer systems.
Finally, our infrastructure gives us unrivalled capacity, so we can offer unbeatable delivery times.
Powered by people
We employ over 50 dedicated CNC operators. Since we are focused on the particle accelerator systems, our operators have a depth of industry specific knowledge. Merely owning a machine isn’t enough - by investing in training and development, we can push our tools to achieve every last micron of tolerance.
Powered by innovation
Hand in hand with our people investment, we regularly innovate on production techniques in order to meet the exacting requirements of our customers. For example, we have invested in friction stir-welding technology to produce unparalleled vacuum welds in aluminum.
We also pioneered a highly efficient and precise method of producing laminated multipole magnets using laser cutting and EDM machining. Obtaining 6-micron tolerances on assembled multipole magnets may have been thought infeasible, until Buckley Systems did it.
We do it all
Plating, welding, finishing: we take care of all the ancillary processes. We also manufacture all coil formers, jigging, tooling, even the test equipment associated with producing product – all in house, with our characteristically high level of care and attention. You typically don’t see this process, but it’s critical to the quality and repeatability of the finished product. We also draw on the experience of a network of trusted suppliers for exotic manufacturing techniques such as electron beam welding or robotic laser welding.
Raw materials advantage
Most manufacturers order iron on a batch basis, which can lead to inconsistency in quality and lead times. Such is the volume of iron we consume, we have a standing order at our supplier foundry for ‘Buckley recipe’ iron called BSL1006. This means we have consistent, reliable and known iron quality, with fully characterised magnetic.