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Automotive parts in high volume
Automotive parts in high volume
The vision for Shape is to make high volume composite…
Lightest bike seat ever
Lightest bike seat ever
This is the lightest bike seat ever made a Shape.…
Protection just where it is needed
Protection just where it is needed
Protective motorcycle armour is an area where a ShapeTex part…
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…
Lightweight bodywork panel
Lightweight bodywork panel
Another interesting preform was delivered to Oxford Brookes University to…
ShapeTex in sport
ShapeTex in sport
Most sports benefit from having lighter and stronger equipment and…
Composite part development
Composite part development
Research at Shape is continuing on the downstream processing of…
ShapeTex lattice reinforcements
ShapeTex lattice reinforcements
Shape has developed a carbon fibre lattice structure for reinforcing…
Lighter walking boots
Lighter walking boots
Are your walking boots too heavy? Do you think you…
Composite bicycle parts
Composite bicycle parts
As the costs and cycle times of manufacturing are reduced…
ShapeTex in Motorsport
ShapeTex in Motorsport
Aligned fibres could really optimise the carbon fibre structures on…
Weight saving on luxury vehicles
Weight saving on luxury vehicles
Even large luxury vehicles are expected to have amazing performance…
Aligned fibre direction
Aligned fibre direction
When consolidated under pressure in a heated metallic mould this…
ShapeTex test pieces
ShapeTex test pieces
Test pieces are always required when a new project is…
One piece preforms
One piece preforms
If you could make a one piece preform, with varying…
ShapeTex in tennis
ShapeTex in tennis
Carbon fibre is used extensively in modern sports and leisure…
Local hole reinforcements
Local hole reinforcements
There is no other way to manufacture local hole reinforcements…
Multi-material preforms
Multi-material preforms
ShapeTex preforms can now contain multiple material patterns. Continuous carbon…
Helicopter engineering optimisation
Helicopter engineering optimisation
Helicopter design is pushing the boundaries of materials engineering. There…
Aerospace applications
Aerospace applications
Light aircraft have stringent airworthiness requirements to meet before they…
Complex shapes
Complex shapes
F1 front wings are very complex assemblies. There is not…
Surf Fin Preforms
Surf Fin Preforms
ShapeTex preforms are used to develop highly optimised surf board…

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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.