News - Machining for the Medical & Scientific Industries


Bray Plastics has an enviable and varied range of repeat customers in a diverse range of industries. With a history of machining and fabricating with acrylic materials, Bray’s engineering expertise is used by research institutes and scientific laboratories for specialist applications, such as:-

  • X-ray Acrylic panels for isolation cabinets
  • Custom PVC filter housings for chemical and biological filtration
  • Custom x-ray panels in laminated glass and Acrylic combinations
  • Polycarbonate guarding panels for equipment and biological/chemical protection/isolation
  • Vacuum formed containers for bespoke applications in conveying and storage of hazardous materials.

These projects have benefitted from our expertise due to the types of materials involved and the precision of the engineering required. We have the capacity to machine and form in a variety of plastics including acrylics, ABS and Premac®.

Here are some of our projects below.

Clear Acrylic Machining

Acrylic vacuum chambers, cabinets, boxes, doors and windows can be found in hospitals and laboratories around the world. Premac lead loaded acrylic is used for radiation shielding of radio isotopes.

Bray Plastics have extensive experience in working with acrylic.  Machining, fabricating and forming in acrylics under under their various trade names of Perspex, Plexiglas, Acrylite, Altuglas etc.

acrylic machining acrylic moulding for medical industry

Vacuum Formed Trays and Cabinets

Replacing a stainless steel collection tray with a vacuum formed slurry collection tray and and adding vacuum formed panels to a microfocal X-ray cabinet.

xray vacuum formed panels inside fabricated plastic panels for xray enclosure

Glove Port Assemblies

The NHS and research establishments use our glove ports in their chemical and biological isolators.

AES Cirrus glove port manufacture AES Cirrus glove port manufacture

Workstation equipment for hospitals

Working with Performace Storage Systems Ltd to standardise theatre layout with storage units on wheeled trolleys.

Polypropylene, PVC, Acrylic, HIPs and ABS storage equipment for hospitals Polypropylene, PVC, Acrylic, HIPs and ABS storage equipment for hospitals Polypropylene, PVC, Acrylic, HIPs and ABS storage equipment for hospitals

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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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