01 May 2018
01 May 2018
Shape Machining recently received the keys to the unit next door to its current home and doubled the size of its manufacturing facility with the additional 5000 sq.ft. of factory space.
Shape machines metallic and non-metallic tooling for the carbon composites industry across a wide range of sectors.
“This additional factory space is required as we continue to expand our machining operation and establish composites R&D in house,” explains Managing Director, Peter McCool. “We now have six large multi-axis CNC machines, all on the one site, that are dedicated to meeting our customer’s requirements.”
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