SHAPE has a wide and diverse range of customers who often require unusual non-metallic parts to be machined.

The SHAPE pattern shop has extensive experience machining a range of foams (e.g. EPS, EPP, PET) and woods for a wide variety of customers.

As an example SHAPE has machined the following “non-engineering” parts: shop display models, artificial limbs, sports bats, boomerangs, model animals and various complex foam seats.

We will consider all requests for unusual parts to machine as we find we always learn something new when machining something “non-standard”.


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.