Reproduction of Components for Prestige Car Manufacturer

A prestige car manufacturer needed to supply obsolete Bakelite (or polyoxybenzylmethylenglycolanhydride – an early plastic) components to support the vintage fleet of vehicles around the world.

Bakelite has its own unique colour, texture and mechanical properties but is no longer a common process, so to get duplicate components can be difficult.

Bray Plastics were contacted by the manufacturer to help. Using vacuum casting techniques we cast an original component to make a mould. We then blended our resins and colourants to produce exact copies of the original.

bakelite component reproduction

This technique can be used for whole variety of duplicating applications and is just one of the skill sets that Bray Plastics can provide as one-offs or production runs.

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Duratec 750® is a calcium silicate based ceramic material and is one of a range of materials Bray machine for their customers.

This particular component is machined from sheet stock and produced in batches of 500 off.

machining Duratec 750® ceramic

It is representative of the variety of machining services Bray can offer its customers as well as the diversity of industries Bray supports with its Plastics fabrication expertise.

Do you have a specific requirement Bray can help you with ?

Duratec 750® is a  dense calcium silicate board with a service temperature up to 1000°C.   Duratec ® materials are “technical ceramics” which are thermally and electrically insulating, resistant to fracture and temperature stable. Thermal conductivity decreases with increasing temperature. It has a high strength over the full temperature range and is machinable to close tolerances.  Duratec ® has a high chemical stability in alkaline media and is reactive in acid media.

Due to its homogeneous structure Duratec® can readily be worked and processed to form precision parts. It is used as a high-quality asbestos replacement material in many industrial fields and makes an effective contribution to economical processes and high product quality.

Can we use our unique expertise to assist your company finding a technical solution? We can help from concept to final production. If you have an application that we could help with please contact us.

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