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Sectors

Defence

Formaplex has been involved in defence since 2010. Our wealth of experience with composites and tooling design enables us to provide assistance to the defence sector as it strives for “light-weighting” in its bid to increase efficiency. We provide a complete composite component design and manufacture service, including in and out‐of‐autoclave tooling solutions, wet layup, infusion and prepreg laminates.

We provide first class tooling and series component manufacturing solutions to support the defence industry. Our quality managements systems comply with ISO 9001 and AS9100C. Our climate controlled clean room conforms to NADCAP level 8 requirements and our large 6m x 3m diameter autoclave will accommodate some of the largest components.

We are experienced in providing fast aluminium compression mould tooling solutions for the manufacture of composite parts, and supplying CNC machined complex part geometries in aluminium and composites. With 44 CNC milling machines comprising the latest 3 & 5 axis technologies, and with a bed size up to 8m x 6.2m x 2m operating 24/7, we provide fast and comprehensive machining solutions.

Within our specialist engineering division, we can design and manufacture complex fabrication requirements in small to medium batch production, including one off and prototype designs. Bespoke structures can range from small assemblies, to large fabrications up to 2 tonnes in weight, supplied as individual components or complete assemblies, finished and painted.

Our factories operate around the clock with quality control supervision and performance monitoring to ensure dependable and quick delivery of initial samples, prototypes and production runs.

Case study

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