Shaping Options

Use our shaping service to create exactly the shape of sign you want. From simple profiles to highly complex outlines that mirror your graphics.

Add sophistication and impact to your clients’ signs with creative shaping and contours. From radius corners to complex shapes and even add-ons, Ashby has the solution to make your signage really stand out from the crowd.

Design your sign with the shapes required and submit the vector artwork with your order. Alternatively, simply discuss your requirements with our in-house design team. Our C-N-C routers or C-N-C laser will cut the aluminium plate precisely to your design.

Please see the page relating to artwork; Artwork Info & File Types

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ROUND - 3, 5.5, 9, 13, 15, 17, 23mm10mm
Keyhole - 10mm x 20mm, 15mm x 28mm12mm
Square - 8.5mm x 8.5mm20mm
Obround - 10mm x15mm, 13mm x 23mm25mm
Louver - 15mm x 50mm38mm
Slot - 8mm x 58mm50mm
Bridge Lance - 35mm x 35mm

RADIUS CORNERS : Our entry-level solution is removing sharp points with our automatic corner press. Available in six radius sizes, each delivers smooth round corners. Standard radius corners are 10mm, 12mm, 20mm, 25mm, 38mm and 50mm. Bespoke radius sizes can be delivered using our shaping service. Radius Corners can be specified for Ashby Plate and Ashby AS Signs.

PUNCHED HOLES : Seven standard hole sizes (3mm, 5.5mm, 9mm, 13mm, 15mm, 17mm or 23mm) can be pre-punched for fixings.

Is there any limit on how big my shaped sign can be?We can shape any sign as a single piece up to 3040mm x 1515mm. Larger orders will be built as multiple pieces and can be shaped individually.
What Routing Sizes do you use?As standard, we use 3mm, 6mm and 8mm routing for our Shaping options.
Are there any limits on shape for my sign?We do not have any limits on complexity or shape and as such, can shape your signs completely to your specifications.
Do you charge extra for complex shaping?No, all shaping requests regardless of complexity are given a flat Shaping Fee.

We've taken the opportunity to answer some commonly asked questions in relation to exactly what is possible and not possible for shaping sign systems. If your questions are related to the artwork that is produced please see the; Artwork Info & File Types page.