So I’ve been travelling the Midwest the past few days to visit some of our manufacturers. First, I went to see our suspension parts being made. They have a large facility with a lot of CNC 3 and 5 axis machines, lathes, mills, benders, water jet, and welding stations. This is only about 1/3 of the whole shop floor.
They can do just about anything you can think of
Being able to do MIL-spec work, they are certified in just about every material, which shows in the stock they have
I have been discussing with them the idea of building our radiators and oil coolers. They showed me the Denso core we would end up using for the FR-S/BRZ/GT86.
Then I went to visit our in autoclave composite manufacturer. The tool for our SEW V2
Their large autoclave is 10’x20′, and is one of the largest in the country.
They work with teams at the highest levels of racing in the US as can be seen here
Since they had a bunch of defense projects laying around, I wasn’t able to take more pictures due to security reasons. Then, I got to catch up with some of my old college friends and was told they were going to a 7 post rig test at ARC, so I watched that as well.
ARC also has a wind tunnel testing facility, but the team I was visiting didn’t have any wind tunnel time booked, so I didn’t get to see that. Because the body panels were off the car and the guts were exposed, I couldn’t get any pictures of the car on the rig. Sorry. It’s been a very enlightening last few days, but I can’t wait to get back home tomorrow.