Formaplex was started in July 2001. The culture instilled by the founders at this time, including meeting clients' demand for rapid project delivery and offering round-the-clock support, has underpinned the company's growth ever since.
Expertise and expansion
The next step for Formaplex came in 2003 when it began supplying injection-mould tooling to meet the needs of a growing number of automotive prototype and development projects from clients operating at the very top of their fields.
As demand for injection-mould tooling continued to rise and realising that commercial mould shops could not complete projects as quickly as clients demanded, Formaplex invested in its own injection-moulding machinery in 2004.
The company continued to grow and, in 2007, it moved into a brand new purpose-built facility in Hampshire, in the south of England.
Today, the highly skilled Formaplex workforce provides a comprehensive design-to-manufacture service to clients in the automotive, motorsport, military and aerospace industries who require composites and plastic components.
INJECTION MOULD TOOLING
As one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of injection-mould tooling, Formaplex is a preferred supplier for the delivery of tooling solutions to OEM’S and Tier 1 companies supporting both the high-end automotive and the prestigious low-volume automotive industries.
We provide a total plastic component solution to our customers, including full design support and advice, manufacture of tooling, design and manufacture of jigs & fixtures, producing ISIR’s using our CMM’s, providing a full PPAP, and the supply of injection moulded plastic components to meet customer delivery schedules.
COMPONENT ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING
Our services include the assembly of multiple component parts inclusive of bonding, mechanical fixings and welding, for small and medium batch runs. Our assembly capabilities include interior and exterior body parts such as engine bay components and cosmetic trim parts. Full inspection facilities and quality procedures ensure complete customer satisfaction. Our facilities operate around the clock to ensure dependable and quick delivery, in line with customer requirements.
JIGS AND FIXTURES
Our specialist team of experienced engineers provide a complete jigs and fixtures design and manufacturing service. Our gauging solutions range from simple checking gauges and master inspection gauges to production assembly gauges. Whatever our customers require, we take an innovative approach, combining creativity with a focus on keeping solutions as simple and robust as possible. Throughout the process, from design to final inspection, we maintain a stringent focus on absolute accuracy and repeatable tolerances. We take great pride in the quality of our work, paying attention to detail, light‐weighting where possible, and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety legislation.
Our Specialist Engineering division offers design and manufacturing solutions for composite, metallic and finished plastic components.
We offer world-class composites tooling and machining services. With 44 CNC milling machines (5 axis and 3 axis) and a range of machining envelopes up to 8m x 6.2m x 2m, we have the capabilities to undertake a wide variety of design projects such as GRP military vehicle bodies, F1 carbon chassis, aluminium aircraft wing skins and GRP tidal turbines.
We provide first class tooling and manufacturing solutions, and operate quality management systems ISO9001 and AS9100Rev.C to support aerospace and defence industries.
COMPOSITE TOOLING AND PATTERNS
Formaplex provides world-class composite manufacturing solutions to help customers realise the innovation that keeps them at the top of their fields. With a focus on the automotive, F1, aerospace and defence industries, we offer Tier 1 & 2 level services to OEMs, including design for manufacture, advice, composite component and tooling design, project management through production, measurement, quality assurance and logistics.
- Number of employees
- 201 - 500
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