Theming & Sculpting

 

For over twenty-five years FormaShape has provided creative solutions for the design and engineering world.

We have experience in a variety of industries such film, theme park, construction, art, signage, advertising, marketing, retail, recreation, aerospace, transportation, automotive manufacturing, industrial manufacturing and municipal projects, just to name a few.

In addition to our ability to create custom CAD models, themed items and moulds, FormaShape, a division of Whitewater Composites Led, is one of North America’s largest manufactures of composite fiberglass and Fiberglass-Reinforced Plastic (FRP) for architectural applications and signage.

Our Facility

We operate in an 80,000 sq ft office, warehouse and manufacturing facility. With our state-of-the art manufacturing equipment and design software, our capabilities are limitless. We have the largest 5-axis milling/router machine in Western Canada, with a working area of 45’ x 20’ x 8’.

With the addition of the industry’s leading hand held laser scanner, we’ve positioned ourselves to be the leaders of a very progressive and innovative industry.

Our Team

We have a team of in-house designers, engineers and production managers that work closely with our clients to ensure every project is successful and surpasses our client’s expectations. Whether it’s a one off custom part or an entire Theme Park, our team has the knowledge and experience to make it happen. We have an extensive and impressive track record for creating custom 3D objects for clients all around the world and we are continually challenging ourselves, proving that we are leaders in our industry.

3D Modeling / Scanning

We have the ability to take your idea or concept and create a custom 3D model that can then be used for prototyping or manufacturing. We can even perform a number of simulated structural tests on a design to ensure its design is sound.
We also have the ability to laser scan any preexisting models, objects or maquettes to create a 3D model. We can then manipulate, modify and refine the model to our desired specifications.

We utilize a diverse array of powerful CAD/CAM software packages to accomplish any tasks that come before us. With the use of SolidWorks, Powershape, Rhino, ArtCAM, GeoMagic and a number of other programs, we can work with any Cad file in the market place. This allows us to easily convert data to our manufacturing facility so it can be machined on our 3 axis or 5 axis CNC mills.

Our medium of choice is Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), because of its light weight, ease of machining, workability and cost. Once we’ve machined a part from EPS, we can hard coat and finish it or coat the foam and create moulds for multiple part creation.

Completed parts can then be moved to our paint department where they are primed, painted and clear coated with automotive grade products.

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