Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP)

Shape Machining – ShapeTex

Making the most out of material

The ShapeTex process is able to create small precise structures, which can be used in a range of sectors. From intricate suspension parts, body panels, body armour and snowboards – this process can create strong structures that can take an impact.

Project highlights 

  • New production process which allows existing carbon composite materials to be used in new applications which previously haven’t been possible.
  • Lightweight, strong structures with low mass can now be produced with characteristics which have been tuned to the users requirements.
  • Process lays down fibres, including recycled content, accurately even for highly detailed designs.
  • Ability to lay down fibres in different directions enables increase in strength without wasting vast amounts of material.
  • Our Technology Developer Accelerator Programme (TDAP) is helping develop strategy and business plans, as well as providing financial support for R&D, supply chain development and market entry.

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