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Take The Hassle Out Of Sourcing Enclosures

Sourcing suitable electronic and electrical enclosures, particularly in low volume can be a tedious task. Add to that a customising requirement by modifying those enclosures to suit specific applications then an already onerous task has also become a daunting one.

Bray Plastics can both machine standard off-the-shelf enclosures from the major manufacturers like Boss, Hammond, OKW/Rolec, Teko, Spelsberg, Pheonix Meccano, Fibox, Ensto and Multi Box as well as design and fabricate speciality enclosures that are customer specific and totally bespoke.

Using a variety of materials eg. ABS, PC, PP, Acetal etc., we have the capacity to design and manufacture to your requirements.

Should the production volumes increase we can also advise, design and supply injection moulded versions of the fabricated original.

If you have an enclosure issue, even if we can’t help directly, Bray Plastics could give you valuable unbiased advice, so give us a call.


Plastic Fabrication For Your Industry

EPS (Expanded Polystyrene) and EPP (Expanded Polypropylene) have high insulation values and are used extensively in the packaging, refrigeration and building industries.

These materials are mostly moulded for application and production but can also be machined for prototyping and proof of concept.

Recently Bray Plastics were asked to machine a prototype surfboard core using one of their large capacity CNC routers.

We produced a profiled vacuum table in EPP to enable an accurate machining fixture for the second of the board profiles, having machined the first profile on a standard flat vacuum table.

If that sounds confusing, please take a moment to view the video!

We provide plastic engineering solutions and advice to all industry types including Automotive, Industrial, Medical and Pharmaceutical, Refrigeration and Catering and Ministry of Defence, so whatever you are looking for, please contact us on 01525 219100.


Product redesign for commercial success

Reviewing and/or re-designing your own product is a difficult task, particularly if you have been closely associated with it.

This was the dilemma ProEconomy faced with their ‘Orca’ water treatment station for Legionella control. Orca was a successful and proven system that required updating for engineering, servicing and customer interface.

ProEconomy approached Bray Plastics for advice and options. After we reviewed the requirement, Bray re-engineered the layout and mounting base, added graphics and generally repackaged an already very effective product.

Using our skills in design, plastic machining, fabrication, vacuum forming and assembly we worked closely with ProEconomy staff to quickly achieve a highly commercial product.

Our client was delighted with the final results and has already re-ordered due to favourable customer response.

 

If we can help you with any of your plastic manufacturing questions or requirements please contact us on 01525 219100.


Vacuum Forming – The Affordable Solution

Vacuum forming can be a cost effective way of solving head scratching issues for product designers.

The two samples in the video show a simple membrane panel for a control interface and a cover for an automotive application.

Couple this with Bray Plastics fabrication, 3D printing and machining expertise and your design problem may not be so big.

If we can help you with any of your plastic manufacturing questions or requirements please contact us on 01525 219100.


Materials Used in Vacuum Forming

Materials used in vacuum forming are usually thermoplastics. Almost all thermoplastics can be supplied in sheets and so can be vacuum formed. It’s also suitable for transparent materials such as acrylic, making it ideal in the aeronautical industry creating cabin windows and cockpit canopies.

Common plastics used in Vacuum Forming

HIPS – High Impact Polystyrene Sheeting
ABS – Acrylonitrile butadiene Styrene
PMMA – Acrylic
PE – Polyethylene
PETG – Polyester Copolymer
PS – Polystyrene
PC – Polycarbonate
PVC – Polyvinyl Choride
PP – Polypropylene

 

Vacuum formed styrene panels for refrigeration
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If you aren’t sure which plastic is the best type to use for your application then Bray Plastics can help. Our expertise means that we can advise you of the best material for the end product and for the mould to ensure a cost effective, quality production.

Recycled plastic can be used which is an environmentally friendly option. It’s usually quite adequate for most applications and cheaper than polycarbonate or carbon fibre.

Some plastics don’t form very well and these should be avoided. Bray Plastics can advise you which these are.

There are also a type of plastic called thermo-setting plastics. These once heated and solidified again can’t then be remelted. Bakelite is an example of this – it’s a liquid resin, can be heated, but then can’t be remelted and reformed once set.


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Bray Plastics Ltd
Cherrycourt Way
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 4UH
United Kingdom

Phone: 01525 219100
bray@brayplastics.co.uk

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