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13th November 2019, Witney

Shape’s carbon parts used in F1 and motorsport

The manufacturer has continuously developed methods to machine a variety of advanced materials. © Shape Machining

The manufacturer has continuously developed methods to machine a variety of advanced materials. © Shape Machining

Shape Machining, a leading UK-based composites manufacturer, is machining high-quality carbon inserts for the motorsport and Formula 1 industry alongside carbon trimming for aerospace and automotive clients with full FAI reporting and FARO inspection.

Alongside the internal capability to design jigs and fixtures in-house, the manufacturer has continuously developed methods to machine a variety of advanced materials, including monolithic and sandwich construction composites.

“Our continual desire to learn and improve has allowed us to have the confidence to offer the machining of advanced carbon composites to a variety of industries. We now have the capability to machine a greater variety of materials and continue to service our customers requiring Rohacell foams and patterns,” commented Ryan Muller, Managing Director.

The company also has the ability to machine complex carbon and multi-material assemblies, including automotive and motorsport structural components.

“Our close relationship with our tooling suppliers and our skilled workforce has given us the confidence to machine more challenging composite parts. We have carried out many in-house trials to ensure we are ready to offer carbon machining to the market,” added Mr Muller.

Shape Machining is ISO 9001 accredited and moving towards AS 9100 rev D. 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.

www.shape-group.com

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