Case Studies

Here are just a few projects FRP have been involved in.

For more details on how FRP can help you complete your project from design to product manufacture please contact us.

Oyster Yachts Ltd

“Oyster Yachts is an international market leader of world-class cruising yachts. When it came to the Hull and Deck for the new 885 we chose FRP as our trusted partner for managing the Master Pattern (“Plug”) and Mould manufacture on this critical new boat. Working in partnership with mouldCAM UK and Norco GRP, the FRP team delivered Sketch Models, Plugs and Moulds to our exacting specifications by leveraging the latest proven Rapid Manufacturing technologies. In fact the whole process worked so well that we chose to repeat it for the recent 825 project, which included the most complex Deck moulding we had ever designed – incorporating all the Deck furniture in the main moulding and hence saving us thousands of pounds downstream.”

Andrew Martin
New Product Development Manager
Oyster Yachts Ltd

Kano Case

“At MAP we like to offer our clients new ways of looking at – and solving – the problems they present us with. FRP play a crucial part in this process, by providing us with the fast real parts we need to test and develop our ideas. For the recent Kano Casework project FRP advised us on what materials and finishes were available and supplied a range of parts from different processes, all of which fed into the kit we developed for our client. Kano raised $1.5m on Kickstarter for a "computer anyone can make". 

See http://kano.me or http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/alexklein/kano-a-computer-anyone-can-make for details.

We look forward to working with FRP on other projects in the future!”

Jon Marshall

Studio Director
MAP

Ellehammer

“At Ellehammer we design and develop Emergency Fire Pumps for offshore use around the world. In order to showcase our latest product at an important Trade Fair we needed an accurate scale model in standard red colour for off shore Fire Pumps. FRP managed & supplied the whole project for us, in only 3 weeks, from up front CAD translation and managing the various manufacturing techniques required (including rapid prototyping & conventional model making) right through to personal delivery in a custom-made transport case. We are overjoyed with the result and very excited about showing it to our customers. Great service from a great company!”

Erik Hansen
Technical Manager
Ellehammer A/S

Mobile World Congress Show 2012

“We needed a complex assembly of 9 injection mouldings (including 52 brass inserts per set) to make 3 product variants for our Product Launch at the Mobile World Congress Show in Feb 2012. These were highly visible technology demonstrators and critical to our presence at the event. FRP delivered on time and to our exact specification, even incorporating some late changes that we needed at the last minute! Our CEO was delighted with the completed units and the event was a great success for us. We look forward to working with FRP on our products for next year and continuing to build the relationship.”

Head of Global Sourcing & Procurement
Telecoms Company

Project Torpedalo

“Project Torpedalo is a once-in-a-lifetime charitable endeavour to cross the Atlantic using pedal power in a bespoke engineered craft. One of the key items in the drive train is the Driveleg Endcap, made of pure gold (only kidding – it’s aluminium bronze…) which sits at the bottom of the keel and holds the propeller, prop shaft, bearings and seals. FRP stepped up to provide this crucial item – which due to its weight also helps the boat roll upright if it's capsized – and a host of other precision machined aluminium parts as part of their support for the programme. Their team were fantastic, relishing the challenge of tackling some very difficult machining and always being a pleasure to work with. All the parts were delivered on time and precisely to specification. Simply brilliant!”

Mike Sayer
Project Manager & Crewman
Project Torpedalo

Project L550 - New Discovery Sport

““FRP’s fantastic service was instrumental in enabling us to test and develop a range of components for our new Discovery Sport vehicle. FRP helped us with a range of parts covering many critical vehicle attributes, our need for Fast Real Parts is always significant, and FRP rose to the challenge in every department. They are one of a select band of prototype and low volume suppliers that deal in a wide range of materials and processes – we find this particularly helpful when we are need quick responses to the challenges of developing a new vehicle from scratch.””

Paul Cleaver
L550 Vehicle Programme Director
JLR

Royal Parks Foundation

“At The Royal Parks Foundation we work to create a wide variety of innovative projects to make London’s eight amazing Royal Parks even better places for everyone. Thanks to a grant from The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, we recently commissioned a new drinking fountain for the Parks – designed by Moxon Architects and cast in bronze & stainless steel by Castle Fine Arts. FRP provided the rapid CNC cut foam mock-ups so we could evaluate the design at full scale. Following some design tweaks FRP also supplied the finished master patterns for the casting process in under a week, meaning we could reveal the Fountain as planned. A great team effort and we are really pleased with the final result – make sure you look out for one of the new Fountains next time you are in London’s Kensington Gardens!”

Clare Bowen
Projects Manager
The Royal Parks Foundation, Charity Registration No. 1097545

“ The Fountain patterns were perfect; the finish was incredible and the resolution of surface detail was fantastic. ”

Ben Addy
Moxon Architects Ltd

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