SHAPE delivers complex prepreg carbon composite parts to customer specification.
Aerospace and motorsport carbon composite parts are traditionally thermoset epoxy based prepregs laminated into carbon moulds that are made off CNC machined epoxy tooling block patterns. Parts are either monolithic or carbon skinned around a lightweight core and oven or autoclave cured at up to 135⁰C.
At temperature, the thermoset matric material polymers undergo a chemical reaction to cross link. This process is irreversible and the resultant carbon composite part is “set” in the shape it was formed into at that temperature.
SHAPE can supply either structural or cosmetic carbon fibre composite parts specific to customer requirements.
SHAPING THE FUTURE WITH COMPOSITES
Innovation is what drives SHAPE and the ability to push engineering boundaries with R&D to develop novel technologies and processes for the benefit of our customers and the industry.
Collaboration and developing strong partnerships ensures the benefits of our innovation are passed on quickly and directly to our customers and suppliers for the benefit of every party.
Automation is key to manufacturing efficiency and all the manufacturing processes developed at SHAPE are fully automatable to ensure the highest levels of quality, repeatability, speed and efficiency.