Learn About Brace Bridge

Overview

Bracebridge Engineering Limited is a family owned business based in the West Midlands that was established in 1978 as sub-contract supplier of metal pressings.

We manufacture bespoke presswork and metal pressings, using ferrous and non-ferrous metals in sheet, coil or tube form. This makes up the core of our business that we supply worldwide to our customers.

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.

We offer a range of ancillary processes such as sub-assemblies, spot welding, surface finishing, cleaning, protecting and degreasing, thread rolling and tube cutting.

We utilise techniques such as Project Timing Plans , Quality plans, PPAP, FMEA, S.P.C. and other internal control procedures to ensure we meet our customer expectations.

Bracebridge provide a one-stop solution that today’s customers need and our highly motivated and enthusiastic team has a culture to provide fully finished items on time – every time! Contact us for a quotations or technical advice.

History

Family-owned and run, BBE has been manufacturing in the Birmingham area for four generations. Its parent company Trevelyans was founded just after WWI to make ignition tubes for the growing automotive market. Since then the company has developed its presswork expertise into many fields and along the way forged competences in deep-drawing, thread-rolling and tube manipulation to complement its core business.

BBE became an independent company in 1978. The company outgrew its original site in Aston and moved to the premises from which we now operate in 1995. We occupy a prominent location in Perry Barr, close to the Midlands motorway network and to all the engineering expertise still to be found in Birmingham.

quality

Our quality methodologies focus on zero PPM defects, making use of dedicated calibrated gauges & fixtures we ensure all employees have ownership of quality. Bracebridge Engineering Ltd are accredited to BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and uses core tools such as FMEA, SPC , and PPAP to ensure product compliance to customers requirements.

New part introduction (NPI) is driven through a rigorous advanced quality planning (APQP) routine from initial feasibility review, timing plans, manufacture, inspection and finally through to final conforming product. An appointed project management leader is fully responsible for the whole process

Bracebridge Engineering Ltd has created a continuous improvement culture throughout our workforce using training, auditing and regular meetings.

Tooling

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.

We supply tooling solutions to meet your production and budget demands by:-

Single operation tooling, including fine blanking, piercing, forming.
Deep draw tooling.
Multi-stage coil-fed progression tooling.
Transfer press tooling.
Special purpose tooling.
Secondary operation and assembly tooling.
Gauges and checking fixtures
Welding and assembly Jigs.

Capacity List

Press Shop
Clearing 90ton
Hme op75 75ton (2 off)
Rhodes 100ton (2 off)
Chin Fong 160ton
Sweeney & blocksidge 10ton
Sweeney & blocksidge 50ton (2 off)
Sweeney & blocksidge 20ton (5 off)
Tranemo 250 ton hydraulic press
Lagan 200 ton hydraulic press
Tranemo 250 ton hydraulic press
Hare 60kn press

Coil Holders
Bhp coil holder/straightener
Atkin coil holder type sp150
Bhp single coil holder
Bhp double coil holder
Clark v5ro5m
Clark horizontal coil holder

Spot welders
British federal 75 kva
British federal 30 kva
British federal 10 kva

Cleaners
Sharmac type vb10s (2 off)
Acton type vb10s
Dryer (2 off)

Toolroom
Jones & shipman 1302 cylindrical grinder
Jones & shipman 1400 surface grinder
Jones & shipman 540 surface grinder
Colchester mastiff 1400 lathe
Colchester triumph 2000 lathe

Elliott progress no.1 bench driller
Qualters & smith r4 radial drill
Union jubilee pedestal grinder
KRV 3000 Miller
Startrite volant no. 18 vertical bandsaw
Startrite horizontal bandsaw

Other machines
Meddings table top drill type lb
Ace-minor belt sander
Carter Circular Saw
Adige CM501 Saw
Adige CM400 Saw
Burmaster Deburing Machine (2 off)

Our team are on hand to advise you with your requirements

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