Inside Penta – National Composites Week

This week is National Composites Week and Penta Pattern & Model Ltd are joining the celebrations as part of an effort to promote the innovation and creativity fuelling growth in the composites industry and to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a career in the industry can provide. Planned activities include a video tour of the composites department, staff Q & A's and social media posts.

National Composites Week, being held August 22-26, 2022, is an annual national event celebrated at the local level and supported by thousands of companies throughout the composites industry supply chain as they host students, teachers, parents, jobseekers and other community members at open houses, plant tours and presentations designed to showcase composites manufacturing technologies and careers.

“In our line of work, which primarily involves working with Formula 1 teams, composites are essential. This is because they have a great strength to weight ratio which is a very desired quality.” said Neil Walker, Managing Director at Penta Pattern & Model Ltd.

“They also have the ability to mould to any shape, don’t require a lot of or any maintenance and have excellent fatigue resistance which increases a products lifespan.

“Even in our day to day lives, composites are everywhere. Probably more than we realise. From bathtubs and shower stalls to bicycles and even shoes!”

About Penta Pattern & Model Ltd

Penta Pattern & Model Ltd was established in 1985 and over the years has built up an extremely strong reputation amongst the Formula 1 and Automotive sectors. We also work very closely with a number of sculptors, artists and interior designers across the globe.

Our composites facility, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and a highly skilled team, provides high-quality composite components and tooling solutions across a range of applications.

Whether you require a full turn-key solution or a stand-alone service, we can help. Some services and equipment we have to offer are:

  • A conveyorised kit cutting machine with the latest nesting software to ensure that materials are optimised to reduce waste
  • A Ø1.5m x 3m Italmatic autoclave and a Ø500mm x 1200mm(L) Dwell 280 autoclave
  • A fully extracted finishing department for trimming, bonding and spraying.

We are also able to process a multitude of prepreg materials. We predominantly work with:

  • Carbon fibre, which is available in a variety of colours
  • Kevlar
  • Fibreglass
  • Flax, a new greener composite alternative

To find out more about our composite services, please visit pentapatterns.co.uk.

More information on National Composites Week is available at NationalCompositesWeek.com.



    Established in 1985, we have built a strong reputation for manufacturing excellent products within tight timescales and to extremely high tolerances. In order to achieve this, we use state of the art equipment and traditional, time honoured processes and skills.

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