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General information



Legal structure: Public limited company (PLC)
Capital: € 536,000.00
Founded in: 1987
Plant size: 15,000 m² (5,464 m² roofed)

Employees: 44

We offer:
Production of prototypes in pre-production or small runs as well as more complex pieces using steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Production processes include deep drawing, laser cutting, sheet metal working, forming, joining and welding.

Main areas of activity:
automotive industry - agriculture - rail industry
- electric household appliances - aircraft industry - defence industry
- terotechnology - building construction - civil engineering

Quality assurance:
Certifications: RENAULT, SCANIA, SNOP, PCA
Certification according to ISO 9001:2008
by AFAQ (No. 1999/12369c)

Software:
CAD: CATIA V5 R22
CAD interfaces: IGES, DXF, CATPART
CAM: WorkNC (wire EDM and processing of large workpieces)
Tebis (5-axis laser cutting)
ALMA (2- and 3-axis laser cutting)
Metrolog (software for 3D measuring)


Company history


Start of activities: September 1987
Founding of FORMATYPE

1988
Purchase of a 250 t hydraulic press

1989
Takeover of SEROB (Dreux, France) with 7 employees
Area of activity: mechanical engineering

1990
Founding of LIDIS (laser cutting)
400 m² plant enlargement

1991
Purchase of a 5-axis portal laser cutting machine
780 m² plant enlargement

1993
Full takeover of laser cutting operations

1995
Production hall extension (252 m²) for three 3D testing and measuring machines
Construction of a 448 m² industrial building for a 1600 t hydraulic press
Construction of a 390 m² warehouse

 

 


Company history - continued


1997
Purchase of a 2-axis portal laser cutting machine (2500 W)
& purchase of a 1600 t hydraulic press

1998
Purchase of an NC milling machine
3 axes + 2 axes (Rouchaud)

1999
Purchase of a 3D measuring machine
X = 3000; Y = 1250; Z = 1800
Purchase of a 3-axis NC milling machine (Traub)
& certification according to ISO 9002

2000
Construction of a 670 m² industrial hall
Construction of a 1000 m² warehouse
Purchase of a 3+2 axis NC milling machine
X = 4000; Y = 1200; Z = 2000
Purchase of a 3D measuring machine
X = 5500; Y = 2000; Z = 2200
Purchase of a 630 t hydraulic press,
bed = 2500 x 1600; stroke = 900 mm

2001
Purchase of a 5-axis portal laser cutting machine
Purchase of an NC milling machine
(X = 1200; Y = 800; Z= 800) with an adjustable rotary C axis
Purchase of a 200 t mechanical press
Purchase of a 160 t mechanical press

2002
Certification according to ISO 9001:2000
[Film about FORMATYPE from 2002]

2003
Purchase of a 3 kw laser cutting machine

2004
Purchase of a Huron CX90 NC milling machine
Purchase of a Huron KX40 NC milling machine

2005
Renewal of the ISO 9001:2000 certification

2008
Purchase of a 5-axis laser cutting machine
Renewal of the ISO 9001:2000 certification

2010
Development of a sales structure for the export
markets Germany and Spain

2011
2 IT servers
with data backup

2012
Further development of the ERP system

2014
Installation d'une seconde fraiseuse CN 3+2 axes
X = 4000 ; Y = 1200 ; Z = 2000
Installation d'une cintreuse CN 9 axes


 

 

 

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Tel : +33 (0)2 37 62 52 30
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FORMATYPE: Production of prototypes in pre-production or small runs as well as more complex pieces using steel, stainless steel or aluminium. Production processes include deep drawing, laser cutting, sheet metal working, forming, joining and welding.
Main areas of activity: automotive industry, agriculture, rail industry, electric household appliances, aircraft industry, building construction, civil engineering, defence industry, terotechnology, etc.