Sourcing machined components in small quantities.


Specialist equipment manufacturers can find it difficult to source machined components, particularly in small quantities. Finding the right supplier able to provide the skill set along with the willingness to help is critical.

Shearwater, a manufacturer of counter surveillance instruments came to Bray Plastics when they required parts machined in  Phenolics (Tufnol) and FR4 GRP (glass reinforced polyester / fibreglass) sheet as the images below, show.

Tufnol machined components Phenolics machined components

FR4 GRP machined components FR4 GRP machined components

Shearwater TSCM Merlin counter surveillance

Bray Plastics Ltd have been CNC machining, forming and fabricating with industrial plastics and resins like Polypropylene PP, Polycarbonate PC, Acetal, Nylon, PVC, ABS, Acrylic, Premac, Styrene, PETg, GRP, CFRP (carbon fibre) etc., for many years.

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Helping designers turn their ideas into profitable product is one of Bray Plastics’ primary functions.

The example shown is a sensor housing first fabricated for proof of concept and testing. It also allowed for a pre-production run.

On approval, we redesigned the housing suitable for injection moulding and produced a 3D print. The customer approved this printed version and Bray supplied the final injection moulded production housing.

 

fabricated prototype sensor housingsensor housing
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Your idea – our production expertise – providing continuity to market.

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The recent installation of 3D printing machines at Bray Plastics further enhances the range of plastic fabrication and prototyping services we can offer.

We use your .stl files to print your component.  By adding traditional skills of machining, forming and polishing, for example, we can improve greatly on the original printed part.

 

 


3D printing a honeycomb box out of black PLA and a 3D knot out of red PLA. The printer is a 3DP large format FDM printer.

Should you then wish to go into production, Bray Plastics can also help and advise on method, material and process of your product.

If you would like to move your design on from PC/Laptop please give Bray Plastics a call.

3D printing and prototyping along with Roto Casting are just some of the services Bray Plastics can offer its customers.

The images illustrate tooling and a prototype of a blow moulded cassette used in the refrigerated packaging industry.

Plastic moulding roto casting

Files supplied by the customer were used to machine (in house) polyurethane (PU) modelling board for the tooling. This in turn was used to resin cast a prototype on our roto casting machine. We can also use silicone tooling casting methods on the same machine.

PU tooling has the advantage of lasting much longer than its silicone alternative. This particular tooling has had over a hundred castings.

 Roto Casting (Peli Bio) Plastic moulding

  If you have a project Bray Plastics can help you with please contact us.

 

Bray Plastics are delighted to offer the addition of 3D printing and scanning services for its customers.

We have sourced two printers – a Formlab 2 SLA unit for fine detail and a 3DP FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) unit with a massive build volume of 1 metre x 1 metre x 500mm.

The Formlab 2 SLA in action.

The 3D Platform 3DP1000 in action.

We have also added a scanner from Fuel 3D.  This scanner has just won a coveted award at this year’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

Uniquely, unlike many other 3D print service bureaus Bray Plastics has full workshop engineering capacity to continue your development process. We take your project further along the production process for second, third and forth operations with CNC machining, routing, laser cutting and vacuum forming.

Please preview the videos to see what Bray Plastics and these machines can offer you. Work with us to take your project from concept to reality!

Our Services

 

3D Printing and scanning
Prototyping and Tooling
Vacuum Forming
Machining
Fabrication
Enclosures
Assembly
Laser cutting

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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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