Tag: Composites

23
Jul

SHAPE Delivers Composite Tooling and Parts

SHAPE has had the pleasure of working on the tooling and parts for a composite steering wheel to be used in a cockpit simulator. Managing Director, Ryan Muller said “We have been very fortunate to be involved in this project, whereby we will need to manage the production of several steering wheels a week for a very reputable customer”. SHAPE

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26
Sep

NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR AT SHAPE

Ryan Muller has been promoted to Managing Director of Shape Machining Ltd. Ryan joined over 2 years ago and has quickly risen through the ranks from Commercial Manager to Commercial Director. His promotion today is a reflection of the ambitions of the business and the maturity of Ryan. Current Managing Director and founder of the business, Peter McCool is moving

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6
May

COMPLEX SHAPES MACHINED IN FOAM

Shape Machining Ltd regularly machines complex parts from a variety of technical and industrial foams. Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) and Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) are used in a variety of applications by customers of Shape. Managing Director, Peter McCool, said “sculptured automotive and aerospace seats are regularly machined directly from complex CAD geometry files, supplied by our customers, in a variety of

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19
Feb

SHAPE ENGINEERING DELIVERS TOOL DESIGN SERVICE

Shape Machining Ltd has delivered a package of metallic press tools for composite component manufacture using the experienced CAD and Engineering Team based in Witney, UK. Shape design all component parts and tooling using Catia V5, the automotive and aerospace industry standard CAD software suite. Shape’s Engineering and Composites Manager, Glen Pascoe, said “It is really important to many of

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25
Jan

METALLIC CNC TOOL MACHINING CAPACITY INCREASE

With the recent purchase of additional multi-axis machining centres Shape Machining Ltd has significantly increased capacity for metal tool machining for the UK composites industry. Managing Director, Peter McCool explained “It is a natural progression for Shape to offer more metal tool machining as part of our expanding portfolio of capabilities. Our customers already have confidence in us for non-metallic

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4
Jan

SHAPE BUYS THE ASSETS OF FINE CUT ADVANCED ENGINEERING

Shape Machining Ltd has purchased the assets and goodwill of Fine Cut Advanced Engineering. Managing Director of Shape, Peter McCool, said “We are really pleased to have taken over the assets, goodwill and employees of Fine Cut Advanced Engineering. They have a strong customer base, extensive aluminium mould machining experience and excellent facilities. We continue to grow strongly across all

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27
Nov

PRESS MOULDING OF AUTOMOTIVE COMPOSITES

Shape Machining Ltd have successfully demonstrated their capabilities in the field of advanced composites for automotive applications, through a recent collaboration with TenCate Advanced Composites. SHAPE are developing processes that lower the cost of prototyping and speed up the demonstration of scalable composites manufacturing processes. This has been in response to the growing demands of the low to mid volume

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11
Sep

COMPLEX ROHACELL MACHINING

Shape Machining Ltd specialises in complex machining to support the composites industry. Machining intricate Rohacell structural foam cores for highly loaded carbon composite parts is one area where Shape has extensive experience. Managing Director, Peter McCool, said “Our customers rely on the quality of the Rohacell parts we machine, so we take great pride in knowing that we are the

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25
Jul

SHAPETEX SPECIFIC WEBSITE LAUNCHED

Shape Machining Ltd has today launched a dedicated website for the advanced carbon fibre preform process they have developed under the ShapeTex brand. www.shapetex.co.uk The ShapeTex process allows for highly optimised structural preforms to be manufactured with zero waste. Fibres can be accurately laid down in predetermined positions and orientations to ensure the final part has the most optimised properties

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31
May

SHAPE DESIGNS AND MANUFACTURES AUTOMOTIVE FIXTURES.

Shape Machining Ltd has recently completed a significant order of automotive assembly and checking fixtures for a major supplier in the UK automotive industry. The fixtures were designed and manufactured completely in house at the Witney facility to customer specification. Managing Director, Peter McCool, said “Our ability to understand our customers’ requirements and then complete the whole design and manufacturing

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