10 Jul 2020 / By Taz Quinn-Walshe
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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.