10 Jul 2020 / By Taz Quinn-Walshe

Dimple Dies | How And Why You Should Use Them [FREE LESSON]

Dimple Dies | How And Why You Should Use Them [FREE LESSON]

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Losing weight without compromising strength is a constant battle in motorsports, and dimple dies are one proven way to achieve both.

05 Jul 2020 / By Nigel Petrie

The Hard Part? | Building Your Own Components [TECH TIP]

The Hard Part? | Building Your Own Components [TECH TIP]

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Building your own components takes time and patience, I quickly learnt that getting tube bent up, notched and tack welded in position seemed to take no time at all, it’s all the parts hanging off this tube that can really test your patience.

03 Jul 2020 / By Taz Quinn-Walshe

How to Notch Tubes With OR Without a Tube Notcher | ETS

How to Notch Tubes With OR Without a Tube Notcher | ETS

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If you're new to notching (aka mitring, saddling or fish mouthing) here are some tips on getting started using the paper template method, or a notching tool.

21 Jun 2020 / By Nigel Petrie

Are You Doing This Correctly? | Measuring in Motorsport [TECH TIP]

Are You Doing This Correctly? | Measuring in Motorsport [TECH TIP]

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Measuring in Motorsport is critical in all areas of a cars construction, engine components need to be within tolerance to maintain performance and reliability and this also applies to the components we fabricate.

19 Jun 2020 / By Nigel Petrie

Tig Welding 101 | Key TIG Welding Tips And Traps For Beginners [FREE LESSON]

Tig Welding 101 | Key TIG Welding Tips And Traps For Beginners [FREE LESSON]

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A TIG welder is one of the most controlled and versatile welding machines, but the adjustably it gives is also a complication for those just learning the ropes.

05 Jun 2020 / By Taz Quinn-Walshe

How To Get The Perfect Weld | Testing Weld Penetration [FREE LESSON]

How To Get The Perfect Weld | Testing Weld Penetration [FREE LESSON]

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How do you know what a quality, strong and safe weld looks like?
This is just one module taken from the full detailed Motorsports Fabrication Fundamentals course. Strength is critical in motorsports with failures sometimes having huge implications for both man and machine.

06 Mar 2020 / By Nigel Petrie

Workshop Fitout | The Story So Far [UPDATE]

Workshop Fitout | The Story So Far [UPDATE]

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I originally wrote this 11 hours into a 14 hour flight when I finally had some time to reflect on the last 10 days of setting up my new and improved workshop.

25 Feb 2020 / By Nigel Petrie

Small Tube Sub Structures | Motorsport Fabrication [TECH TIP]

Small Tube Sub Structures | Motorsport Fabrication [TECH TIP]

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Making structures out of small diameter tube can be an easy way to package a lot of components into an assembly. Small tube such as this 16mm diameter 1.