Bracebridge Engineering Ltd
Bracebridge Engineering Ltd are a Made in the Midlands Silver Member
Bracebridge Engineering Limited was established in 1978 as a family run sub-contract supplier of pressed components and metal pressings to customers’ own specifications.
We manufacture bespoke presswork and metal pressings, using ferrous and non-ferrous metals in sheet coil or tube form. This still comprises the core of our business.
Today’s challenging business environment demands flexibility from its suppliers. We will accommodate small and large volumes to suit your needs. Shorter runs are manufactured on single operation tooling and larger volume runs are produced on progression tooling or transfer presses.
We offer a range of ancillary processes such as sub-assemblies, spot welding, surface finishing, thread rolling and tube sawing.
Bracebridge Engineering can offer pressings in a variety of ferrous and non ferrous metals like Aluminium, Stainless Steel, Copper, Brass and Mild Steel. These can be produced in large batch / volume form where progression tooling can be utilised, or smaller batch / volume form where single operation tooling is more applicable.
Bracebridge Engineering offers a range of deep drawn tooling options and work closely with customer specifications and needs. We can offer draw parts to a depth of 400mm.
Deep drawing is a sheet metal forming process in which a sheet metal blank is radially drawn into a forming die by the mechanical action of a punch. Typically the process is considered deep drawing when the depth of the drawn part exceeds its diameter. This is achieved by redrawing the part through a series of dyes.
Bracebridge Engineering Limited believes that well-designed and well-maintained tooling is essential to the supply of quality components when the customer needs them.
Our fully equipped toolroom can take care of all your tooling needs, with the support of our engineering department we can take your concept idea through the design to the prototype to sample approval then finally into production using the most cost effective tooling solution.
Sheet metal fabrication is one of the most widely used manufacturing processes used in industries today. Metal fabrication describes a number of processes whereby a piece of sheet metal is manipulated into a finish product.
Almost all industries use some form of metal fabrication process in the manufacturing of their products; automobile, medical, aerospace, electronics, food services, telecommunications, the list is almost endless.
Some common products that are produced using sheet metal fabrication processes include; ventilation systems, storage tanks, cabinets, hoods and a whole host of storage enclosures.
There is a wide variety of materials that can be used in sheet metal fabrication processes; aluminium, brass, bronze, stainless steel, tin, titanium, zinc. Once again the list is almost endless.
There are two main processes that occur in sheet metal fabrication; cutting and forming. Cutting processes are performed through the application of force, heat or abrasion on a piece of sheet metal, causing the material to fail and separate.
Forming processes are performed through the application of force on a piece of sheet metal, causing the material to reform, but not fail or separate.
Once the piece of sheet metal has been manipulated into the desired shape it is exposed to a cutting process in which any excess material is removed.