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Sectors

Oil, gas and renewable energy

We can provide dedicated manufacturing processes to service the challenging needs of customers within oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, for both prototype design development programmes and full production. Our quality managements systems comply with ISO 9001, TS16949 and AS9100C.

Formaplex has been involved with composites since its foundation in 2001. Our wealth of experience with tooling design enables us to provide assistance to the oil, gas and renewable energy sectors as it strives for “light-weighting”. We provide a complete composite component design and manufacture service, including in‐autoclave and out‐of‐autoclave tooling solutions, wet layup, infusion an prepreg laminates.

We are experienced in providing fast aluminium compression mould tooling solutions for the manufacture of composite components, 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 range of machining envelopes up to 8m x 6.2m x 2m, operating 24/7, we have the capabilities to undertake a wide variety of design projects, such as machining tidal turbine blades within a time critical delivery schedule.

Within our specialist engineering division, we can design and manufacture complex fabrication requirements in small to medium batch production, including 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.

We have the capacity and capability to machine complex components. Whether its a single metal or plastic component, a package of aluminium and composite tooling, master pattern, or machined composite component, we can provide the machining solution.
Experienced operators prepare, finish, polish and inspect machined surfaces within a fully certified quality assurance system, ensuring components meet the highest standards.