Formaplex provides a comprehensive range of world-class manufacturing solutions for the motorsport industry. We are a trusted manufacturing partner and have the ability to meet the most demanding technical challenges. Our customers include some of the world’s leading motorsport names, including a large number of F1 racing teams. Operating 24/7, Formaplex guarantees a fast delivery and high-quality service to our motorsport customers, our solutions include:
WIND TUNNEL MODELS
Components are often manufactured to 60% scale, to comply with motorsport competition regulations.
Components include mechanical parts, wind tunnel parts, bonding jigs for composites, alignment jigs for the build and setup of cars, and test jigs for DRS and crash testing. Materials include: C250, 5080 and 6082 aluminium cast tooling plate and nylon.
GLOSS POLISHED MOULDS AND ASSEMBLIES
These range from full-sized rear wing endplate moulds, brake duct moulds and fuel-cell moulds to small intricate bracket moulds. Materials range from aluminium 2014-T6 to 6082 and 5080 aluminium cast tooling plate, all work is hand-finished by our dedicated motorsport finishing team.
Press tooling often takes the form of punch and dies, and areas include exhaust and gearbox tools. Materials range from aluminium alloy 7075 to P20- and EN24-T-grade steel.
TOOLS FOR USE WITH COMPOSITES
These include debulk tooling (to ensure even consolidation, as air is removed from the laminate before final curing), loose tools and weir boards for use with epoxy patterns and aluminium knocking.
With 44 CNC milling machines comprising the latest 3 & 5 axis technologies, and with a range of machining envelopes up to 8m x 6.2m x 2m, operating 24/7, we have the capabilities to undertake a wide variety of design projects, such as machining an F1 carbon chassis within a time critical delivery schedule.