Manufacture of Specialist Equipment


Specialist equipment manufacturers and designers can sometimes find it difficult to source bespoke and custom parts. Their expertise invariably lies in understanding the application problem that their product must fulfil.

Identifying and sourcing individual components whether mechanical, electrical, or electronic may require expertise from the supplier to assist the designer.

Bray Plastics have been active in their supplier support to a range of customers who require machined, formed and fabricated plastic components.

Shearwater, who specialise in counter intelligence equipment asked Bray to machine a support frame from a material that would become a central part of an antenna array as illustrated.

 

tufnol customised support frame
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Acetal, ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) and PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) offered a combination of characteristics, e.g. mechanical stability and electrically/electronically inert that made it a cost effective choice for this application. However, after testing the final material selection was Tufnol, a resin injected paper.

tufnol customised support frame
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Bray Plastics have long been supplying bespoke and custom plastic products. For the Medical market we produce Premac glove port and X-ray panels. The MOD sources ABS assemblies for our frontline troops but we also make musical instruments for individuals. Maybe we can help you?

 

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Bray Plastics CNC machine a diverse range of plastic materials. Acrylics, acetal, PVC, ABS, Nylons, Polycarbonate and PTFE to name just a few.
These materials are used throughout industry and in a large number of cases have replaced the more traditional ferrous and nonferrous originals.

Bray’s machining capacity is just one of the services we offer to our customers. Can we help you with yours?

What is CNC machining?

CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control. The CNC Machining process is used in many manufacturing industries and uses computers to control machine tools. All sorts of machines can be controlled by CNC such as routers, grinders, mills and lathes.

CNC machining of plastic
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A 2D or 3D CAD drawing is created which is translated into a G-code (CNC machining language). The computer can control the exact positioning, depth and speed of the machine to ensure accurate results. CNC machining can be used on plastic and metal. Before the actual cutting a trial run will take place to ensure there are no problems as otherwise there could be damage to materials or machines.

CNC machining is ideal for complex 3D shapes as it is extremely precise and can be repeated in an identical manner countless times.

CNC machining of plastic
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Farsite Communications designed a new system for monitoring status and capacity of industrial waste bins. They needed to house and protect the sensitive electronics to IP66 as well as overcome a number of application problems associated with mounting and installation in a harsh environment.

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Farsite approached Bray Plastics (ISO 9001 supplier) to design and produce an ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) enclosure that would resolve these issues.

Bray consulted with Farsite on the application and also revealed a number of issues which had not been accounted for previously.

ABS electronics housing
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The result was a novel design of enclosure that fulfilled the varying application criteria and gave Farsite a unique selling point.

ABS enclosure
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To see if Bray can help with your project please call us on 01525 219100 or use our contact form.

Large vacuum forming of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), PE (polyethylene)and PP (polypropylene)is now within our capabilities.

Large vacuum forming of ABS

With a capacity from 100mm square right up to 2200mm x 1200mm we can help.

Large area vacuum formings are a cost effective way to enhance machine design.  They can be finished in epoxy paint and/or screen printed and produced in low volume.

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large vacuum forming PP
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The sample illustrated is fitted to X-ray equipment manufactured by a multinational company.  Bray produced the tooling and supplied a finished ready-to-fit component.

Keep everything under one roof with our in house mould manufacture. We can help from concept to final production.
Can we help you with our plastics expertise?  If you have an application that we could help with please contact us.

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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