11:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Validation Methods for Highly Optimised ShapeTex Structures

Positioning reinforcement fibres with high accuracy and few geometrical constraints, results in composite parts that are optimised for strength, stiffness and manufacturing efficiency. Combining these principles into a single preform using a thermoplastic matrix has opened new opportunities for composites within the sporting goods industry and beyond. Under the ShapeTex™ brand, the team at SHAPE have developed an automatable method of manufacturing carbon composite components for: • Athletic Footwear • Track cycling • Kayak paddles • Surfboard fins

Glen Pascoe, SHAPE