Adrian Mortlock

8
Apr

Upgraded inspection software to meet evolving customer needs

Shape have invested in the latest Polyworks inspection software to allow versatile part validation and tailored inspection reporting. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of Shape Machining Ltd said “During the latest F1 build we have noticed a trend in customers requiring patterns, tools and fixturing to be inspected in a variety of different ways. To keep ahead of the curve the

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18
Feb

Shape Machine High Density PU

A nice example of a jig designed and manufactured inhouse at Shape. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said “The ability to machine high density PU offers our designers and our customers the capability to engineer robust and intricate details on fixturing that just wouldn’t be viable in lower density board” Mortlock added “Our team ran a series

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31
Jan

SHAPE – R&D aiding high volume foam machining

Upfront R+D enabled a quick turnaround, high volume packaging solution for one of our aerospace customers. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said, “The engineers and machinists at Shape worked through a number of possible solutions before pairing the correct material with optimum machining parameters to hit the brief. Developing and manufacturing samples allowed our customer to review

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22
Nov

Shape Machine Carbon

With demand growing for carbon machining Shape have responded by dedicating a 3-axis CNC machine solely for carbon insert machining. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said “we were noticing a trend, our customers are requiring more carbon machining, and we can now offer a solution for this” Mortlock added “Shape have historically machined a variety of composite

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2
Nov

SHAPE at the NEC

SHAPE Machining Ltd are exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering NEC trade show. Come and find a member of the SHAPE team at stand U72 to discuss Epoxy, PU, Foam and Reinforced Plastics projects. SHAPE Machining specialises in machining metallic tools, epoxy tooling block patterns, Rohacell foams and the trimming of carbon fibre parts for the automotive, motorsport and aerospace industry.

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26
Oct

SHAPE – Going the extra mile

Last week SHAPE machined a run of EPP panels due for a long drive to their delivery destination. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director of SHAPE Machining Ltd said, “Today was an early start at SHAPE Machining Ltd to facilitate a 7AM dispatch from our Oxfordshire based facility, for a same-day delivery to Glasgow”. SHAPE work with select group of trusted couriers

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22
Oct

Multiple materials to solve one brief

SHAPE Machining Ltd have applied their diverse in-house design and machining knowledge to deliver another turn-key fixturing solution. The fixture is comprised of multiple materials, including Ebaboard 140, PU650 and 5083 Aluminium plate, all designed and machined in house at SHAPE. Several off-the-shelf components were incorporated into the design to provide a robust and reactive solution. Adrian Mortlock, Managing Director

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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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