SHAPE adds manufacturing capacity for F1 car build



Shape Machining Ltd has increased its workforce by employing additional pattern makers, allowing for reduced lead times and also quicker reactivity to tight deadline RFQ’s.

Managing Director, Ryan Muller said “We are absolutely delighted to have a solid skill base as well as a large variety of competency within the business. Having additional highly skilled people with experience within the F1 industry, has allowed increased capacity for car build and we hope to continue adding to this in 2020.

Since being founded in 2014, SHAPE has steadily been increasing its workforce and reviewing skill gaps, ensuring there are training plans in place and to guarantee cross-functional teams within the business.

Muller added “As well as additional direct staff, we now also have a dedicated scheduling team liaising with shop floor management, guaranteeing increased workflow in the business as well as better communication and ensuring the customers’ requirements are relayed from the office to the shop floor with zero errors”.

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Above: Patterns machined from Epoxy tooling board

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.

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