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F1 Motorsport

F1 Motorsport

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F1 Motor Racing

Formula One (F1) is perhaps the most well-known motor racing sport in the world, with about 10% of the world’s population tuning in to watch the races. Due to the tremendous competitiveness within the sport and the incredible physical strain the vehicles are subjected to during a race (often reaching speeds of over 350 km/h), the cars must be built utilising cutting-edge materials and processes.

Quickgrind offers a wide range of tools tailored to the specific needs of F1 manufacturers.


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Engine Components

The materials utilized to build the engine and its components are rigorously controlled.

The crankcase and cylinder block must be constructed of cast or wrought aluminium alloys. Composite materials should be avoided.

After around 500 kilometres, a Formula One engine must be overhauled. Why? Because producing all that power necessitates the engine running at screaming fast revolution rates – approximately 19,000 revolutions per minute. Running an engine at such high RPMs generates a lot of heat and puts a lot of strain on the moving parts.

Similarly, the crankshaft and camshafts must be constructed of iron-based alloys, and the pistons must be made of aluminium alloys. The valves are composed of nickel, cobalt, iron, or titanium alloys.

Quickgrind’s QAlu, QAlu-R, and Orbis range of tools is ideally suited to cutting through the cast or wrought aluminium alloys of the crankcase and the cylinder block. Our Caiman, Alligator Duo & Trio ranges are best for crankshafts and camshafts. Valves are best tooled with our QAlu, QAlu-R, and Orbis ranges.

Chassis Components

The advent of fibre-reinforced composite chassis was a watershed moment in F1 racing vehicle development history.

Carbon fibre composites, first utilized by the McLaren F1 Team in 1980, are now widely employed in numerous F1 components, accounting for about 85% of the volume of a typical F1 vehicle.

The Quickgrind Fusion range of tools is uniquely suited for the precise needs of these challenging materials and parts.

Suspension, Steering, and Transmission Systems Components

F1 cars must have conventional sprung suspension, and each wheel must be attached to the car’s body with two tethers.

The tethers are housed within a separate suspension component and have their own end attachments. Regulations require that the tethers have a particular tensile strength to prevent the wheels from falling away from the automobile in the event of suspension failure or an accident.

Quickgrind tools: These parts may be machined with the QuickGrind Caiman, Alligator Duo & Trio, QAlu, QAlu-R, Orbis, Eliminator Barrel and Lens tools.

Wheel components

Formula One vehicles must have four exposed wheels of the same metallic material.For this purpose, the FIA requires the usage of magnesium alloys.

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The best of motorsport industry experience, academia research and Quickgrind technical know-how goes into every tooling strategy.
Quickgrind technical team

F1 racing started in the 1930s but was first defined in 1946. Quickgrind’s team has over 70 years of experience in the tooling industry, using their expertise to ensure their high-performance cutting tools are cost-effective and of peerless quality.

Over fifty years of tooling excellence

Always at the cutting edge of innovation, we are setting new standards to deliver the optimum tooling for your project.
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Operating in 37 countries we have an international reputation for solid carbide cutting tools for the aerospace, aircraft, automotive, defence, extrusion die, F1, medical, motorsport, mould and die, oil and gas, power generation, renewables, sub-contract and general engineering industries.

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