SHAPE can provide large aluminium or steel tool assemblies typically for the hot pressing of composite parts for the automotive and aerospace sectors.

Increasingly both thermoset and thermoplastic carbon fibre parts are manufactured in large hydraulic presses with matched metal tools. SHAPE has extensive experience of manufacturing this type of tool for a variety customers.

SHAPE can provide a full tool design service or machine directly to customer supplied CAD data.

Max tool size is 5.0 x 3.0 x 1.2m

All tools are fully inspected and a complete tool passport of inspection and quality reports is issued with each tool assembly.


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.