Shape Machining Ltd recently completed a series of polished aluminium mould tools for an automotive customer.

Managing Director, Peter McCool said “We are becoming quite accomplished at supplying, high quality, polished aluminium tools for carbon composite part manufacture.

Polished aluminium tools are used for the manufacture of carbon composite parts where surface finish and quality are the most important factors. I’m pleased that customers turn to Shape regularly for these demanding, high quality applications.”

Shape can supply large aluminium, steel or Inconel tools up to 5 meters in length and 2 meters wide to suit a wide variety of manufacturing processes for the automotive and aerospace industries.

“Demand for aluminium and steel tools is increasing as composite parts are required in ever greater numbers. It’s good that Shape can respond to this demand and deliver such high quality metallic tooling so quickly”

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.

SHAPE Engineering offers a full range of design, analysis and project management services to support composite part and tool manufacturing projects.

SHAPE Composites supplies thermoset and thermoplastic composite preforms and parts ranging from bespoke autoclave cured carbon parts to larger volumes of hot pressed formed carbon parts.

(image of a machined and polished aluminium tool)

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