Machining for the Military

Did you know that due to our experience and expertise in plastic and metal engineering, Bray Plastics are a sought after designer and manufacturer in the Defence industry?

We have completed a wide range of projects for Military suppliers – you can see a few of them below.

Machining PE for Military Vehicles

Ram pressure plates being machined and assembled for one particular recovery vehicle produced by EKA Limited.

Military Pilot Tablet Knee Mount

An effective solution to the complex problem of supporting a Tablet PC on a pilot’s knee under the extremely demanding conditions of military aircraft operation, for Inzpire.

Knee mount   Knee mount

Premac® Machining for AWE

The Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermarston had a specific machining requirement for this very special and brittle material and entrusted Bray Plastics to carry out the work.

premac machining for awe

All-weather housing for Repulse® anti-drone system

Bespoke polycarbonate housing part formed, part fabricated (as shown in the video) solution which can be produced cost effectively in low to medium volumes – for PDA Electronics

How Can We Help You?

Bespoke, customised services are what we offer.  We are passionate about meeting your specific requirements and can offer specialist solutions and expertise for your projects.

It just starts with a phone call!  Call us on 01525 219100 for an exploratory discussion on how we might help you.

Well firstly, congratulations, you’ve reached a big milestone when you’ve pushed an idea to the prototype or production stage.  But now you might have reached a phase where you need some more expertise on how you are going to complete the next manufacturing step.  And that’s where Bray Plastics can help!

We specialise in all types of plastic fabrication and forming, we can carry out most types of plastic engineering including vacuum forming and thermoforming, machining and milling, laser cutting, casting, tooling, component assembly services and 3D scanning and printing services.  Don’t worry if you don’t know exactly which fabrication process is the best for your project, we can offer advice and guidance, and provide no-obligation quotes for the different plastic engineering processes most appropriate for your requirements.

You may already know what material is most suited to your project or be struggling to decide.  The type of plastic or material you require is a crucial decision depending on the application, however Bray Plastics have a huge experience covering a wide range of industries and will be able to offer advice and solutions to meet your project requirements.  Different applications and environments will require different types of materials.  You’ll need to consider the temperature they will be used at, whether you require thermal or electrical insulation, imact or cyclical load bearing materials, chemical or radiation resistance as well as frictional resistance.  Our solutions only come from the vast experience we have of the plastics engineering industry – you won’t find this kind of expertise everywhere (or possibly anywhere else!).

Our Materials page can offer a brief guide into which plastics or materials are most suited to your project, but talking to us is the best way to reach a solution. As you’ll see we work in a vast range of materials from nylons, acrylic (perspex) and polypropylene through to ABS, Kevlar, Premac (lead-lined acrylic) and Sindanyo H91 (often a good alternative to the discontinued Duratec® 750 and Duratec® 1000).  We can source and machine specialist plastics and materials to meet very demanding, specific and obscure requirements.

Want to move your big idea to the next stage?  All it takes is a call to us!

Now that Duratec® 750 and Duratec® 1000 have been discontinued, what is the alternative when you require a quality, thermal and electrical insulating product?

TENMAT have developed a High Temperature Cement Board which is suitable for tough applications where thermal insulation is crucial.  Sindanyo H91 is an asbestos-free cement board which is highly resistant to thermal shock and offers great thermal insulation performance and outstanding electrical properties.  Sindanyo H91 can be used at temperatures of up to 700°C with no degredation of strength.

So if you have an application where you would previously have looked at using Duratec® 750 and Duratec® 1000 we can now work with Sindanyo H91 and produce quality components and products with the same quality electrical and thermal insulating properties.

Sindanyo H91 high temperature material


Download the Sindanyo 91 technical specification

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