News & Press Releases

1
Sep

SHAPE trims automotive parts at volume

SHAPE has recently undertaken a project to trim composite components at volume in the supply chain for an automotive OEM. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said, “At SHAPE we have been adding to our composite trimming and machining portfolio for several years now, having post machined gearbox casings for Motorsport, produced carbon inserts for F1 and trimmed

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3
Aug

Five fixtures in five days

It’s exciting times at SHAPE with demand growing for engineering. Shape is currently working on a range of quick turnaround composite and fixturing design projects. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said “Five fixtures designed in five days is a great example of our engineer’s dynamism and dedication. Our customer was extremely pleased with the rapid turnaround, build

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22
Jun

Fixtures – Designed and manufactured at SHAPE

SHAPE continues to provide end-to-end project support to its customers for jig and fixture design. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said “We are always developing our fixture design process at SHAPE, whether it be for internal manufacturing projects or customer fixture design”. SHAPE machining has a wealth of experience designing and manufacturing bonding fixtures and CNC trimming

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9
Apr

SHAPE IMPLEMENTS ADVANCED PLANNING SOFTWARE FOR REDUCED LEAD TIMES

Shape Machining Ltd (SHAPE) have successfully implemented new Advanced Planning & Scheduling software from The Access Group. “Access Orchestrate” is a production scheduling solution used by large and small organisations including the pharmaceutical industry for complex planning and on-time deliveries. SHAPE have trialled the software over the previous months and is now using the software for proactive planning to meet

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23
Mar

SHAPE Supports Morris Commercial and Prodrive on MUSTReCab Project

SHAPE Machining Ltd is delighted to be working with Morris Commercial and Prodrive on the MUSTReCaB project through the Niche Vehicle Network. SHAPE have been responsible for the machining of the patterns in Ebalta EP700 to the highest quality standard for the prototype parts to be laminated by Prodrive. In addition to the machining of the patterns, SHAPE have machined

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3
Feb

SHAPE CONTINUES TO BE FEATURED SPONSOR TO OBR

SHAPE Machining Ltd continues to be a featured sponsor to Oxford Brookes Racing (OBR) after many years of a very close working relationship. Charles Boileve, Head of Business Development at OBR, stated that: “SHAPE has been an integral part of OBR since 2017, where they have helped us massively by machining our tooling blocks with incredible precision. SHAPE is one

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18
Jan

SHAPE Forms Collaboration with Supernatural-X To Develop Carbon Fibre Guitar

SHAPE Machining Ltd (SHAPE) is working with Supernatural-X Ltd to develop a composite electric guitar, made from reclaimed Carbon Fibre. Managing Director, Ryan Muller said “we are delighted to be working with Supernatural-X to create an electric guitar like no other on the market. The guitar will be made from reclaimed off-cuts during the kitting process of traditionally made Carbon

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21
Dec

SHAPE Christmas Shutdown & IT Upgrade

SHAPE Machining Ltd will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. All other days will be fully operational. Ryan Muller, Managing Director said “We are immensely grateful for the work we have received from our customers this year. We are planning various upgrades to the factory including the implementation of new planning software as well as

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25
Nov

SHAPE Continues to Machine Automotive CNC Fixtures

Shape Machining Ltd continues to design and manufacture CNC jigs and fixtures for the Automotive industry. Managing Director, Ryan Muller said “We are delighted to be carrying out the design and manufacture of numerous CNC jigs for a UK Automotive OEM. These fixtures range from low volume medium density PU / ring seal jigs to high volume, high density PU

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30
Oct

SHAPE Works with Ultima Forma to Produce Electroformed Composite Parts

Shape Machining Ltd has been part of an exciting development with regard to light weight composite parts together with Ultima Forma Ltd. Managing Director, Ryan Muller said “We have seen promising results for electroformed composite parts in terms of performance and mass. Through a similar process to RIM part manufacture, we designed and manufactured PU tooling in order for Ultima

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