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Speed of manufacture is always important
Speed of manufacture is always important
The speed at which a composite part can be made is very important. Because the cost of a composite part is a function of the…
Multiple ShapeTex epoxy composite pressed parts
Multiple ShapeTex epoxy composite pressed parts
Shape recently pressed multiple parts for a customer. The ShapeTex dry fibre preform was consolidated around a stainless-steel insert to create a simple multi-material part…
Short and long fibres combined in a reinforced preform
Short and long fibres combined in a reinforced preform
Shape has successfully pressed the first batch of parts that combine short fibre Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) over an optimised, reinforced, long fibre carbon ShapeTex…
Straight from bobbin to part
Straight from bobbin to part
Shape Machining Ltd makes ShapeTex preforms directly from the bobbin. The ability to lay down fibre straight from the bobbin into the required, optimised, shape…
ShapeTex - The new face of carbon fibre
ShapeTex - The new face of carbon fibre
Shape has been working with various customers who are looking to take advantage of the new and novel visual options that a ShapeTex preform can…
ShapeTex automotive composite parts
ShapeTex automotive composite parts
Lightweight composite parts have been successfully manufactured using ShapeTex preforms in a recent automotive development programme. Shape Machining Ltd’s Managing Director, Peter McCool, said “Our…
High performance composite applications
High performance composite applications
A ShapeTex preform is designed and manufactured with ultimate performance in mind. The ability to place carbon fibres exactly where required allows, each part made…
30% less waste with a ShapeTex preform
30% less waste with a ShapeTex preform
The ShapeTex preform manufacturing process developed at Shape produces at least 30% less waste and often much more. The ShapeTex process only lays down carbon…
ShapeTex lattice reinforcements
ShapeTex lattice reinforcements
Shape has developed a carbon fibre lattice structure for reinforcing flat panel laminates. Using ShapeTex fibre laying technology even simple flat panel structures can be…

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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.