Made in CT Program
From aero engines to buttons, from medical devices to sports equipment, Connecticut is home to 5,000 manufacturers who employ nearly 170,000 people and generate more than 12.7 percent of the state’s GDP.
Staffed by the most productive and highly skilled workforce in the world, Connecticut manufacturers are a significant driver of innovation and exports, and account for more investments in research and development than any other sector. As the Connecticut Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), CONNSTEP has developed the Made in CT Program to showcase the diversity of products and services of the Connecticut manufacturing industry – and to celebrate the companies who continue to make it in Connecticut. In cities and towns from Bridgeport to Putnam, manufacturing is the engine that powers the Connecticut economy.
Company: Bechert Brothers Manufacturing Co.
Category: Aerospace & Defense
Contact: Bill Matusz
About Bechert Brothers Manufacturing Co.
Bechert Brothers Mfg Co is a precision CNC machining company manufacturing components and assemblies on a subcontract basis. We have a 37 year heritage of serving the aerospace and power generation markets with impeccable quality and exacting precision. We build flight safety critical components where absolute precision is required and depended upon; and our Quality Manager has been awarded Designated Service Quality Representative (DSQR) for several customers. We also act as a Product Integrator, adding outside process value to supply components complete. Bechert Brothers has NEVER had a customer return – our outstanding quality system and culture are the reason for this.
Bechert Brothers performs CNC milling and turning. Our upper size limits are milling to a 30 inch cube, and turning to 24 inches in diameter. There is rigorous in-process inspection of an operation which must be satisfied before the next operation is started.
In addition to machining only, we manufacture complete by procuring raw material, and arranging for outside processes such as heat treat, surface treatment, and non-destructive testing.
- Precision CNC Milling up to a 30 inch cube; and Precision CNC Turning up to 24 inches in diameter.
- Rigorous in-process and final inspection, facilitated by a Zeiss CMM.
- Skilled at machining of castings, with target point expertise.
- In addition to machining only, manufacture complete by procuring raw material and arranging for outside processes.
Special Capabilities Include:
- 5 Axis Machining
- Machining of castings and forgings
- Flight Safety Machining Approval
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