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ShapeTex™ is a new and innovative method of designing and manufacturing carbon fibre preforms. The ShapeTex™ process lays down fibres accurately to a highly detailed design. Each ShapeTex™ preform is highly optimized for strength or stiffness, and at the same time, the process is also optimized for waste reduction. This makes the process incredibly efficient and cost effective. The ShapeTex™ process has been optimized for the manufacture of commingled carbon fibre and thermoplastic fibre preforms. The commingled ShapeTex™ preform is simply consolidated into the net shape part using a heated press. ShapeTex™ is applicable to a wide range of production processes and has benefits across all composite industry sectors. It is the ability to specify exactly where the fibres are placed and orientated that distinguishes the ShapeTex™ technology from other less optimized processes. The ability to align and orientate the fibres for optimized strength and stiffness with zero waste will enable the ShapeTex™ preform to become the dominant carbon fibre manufacturing process for optimized preforms.
Highly Optimised
Truly Efficient
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Where stiffness is important
Where stiffness is important
There are many applications where additional stiffness is required to…
Straight from the bobbin
Straight from the bobbin
The inherent advantage of using a ShapeTex preform is that…
Automotive interiors require new materials
Automotive interiors require new materials
Automotive interior design is getting more demanding. Customers are demanding…
Top athletes need optimised structures
Top athletes need optimised structures
Sports equipment has been the focus of much development over…
Preform supply agreement
Preform supply agreement
We’re delighted to be supplying BAMD (Upper Heyford, UK) with…
Reaching new heights
Reaching new heights
Light-weighting and material optimisation are relevant subjects to a wide…

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Our Mission

To make ShapeTex™ the primary manufacturing route for carbon fibre preforms across all industry sectors. This will be achieved by meeting and exceeding our customer’s performance, cost and waste targets.

Our Vision

Our vision is that ShapeTex™ will become the leading process for making high volume carbon composite parts across all industry sectors.