A large proportion of Shakespeare orders come from the general engineering sector and range from machine tool beds, frames and baseplates to bespoke form tools, cylinder casings, split housings and frames. Some examples are shown below.
In the last quarter of 2014, Shakespeare manufactured and supplied a number of high-integrity cylinder castings for a steam train restoration project in the UK. The cylinder castings were manufactured using poly patterns; an ideal cost effective process for low quantity, complex, precision castings. In January 2015 the 2 tonne machined cylinder castings, left hand and right hand, were installed to the train engine chassis as shown below.