The frame has arrived and is being welded together! It was first treated with Acetone in preparation for the welding process which began during shop hours on Friday and will continue through this week. Check out the full image gallery at http://imgur.com/gallery/18H4w for detailed documentation on how it’s done! Photography by Zach Putzig
The CAD model of the final frame design is sent to a company that manufactures all the tubing to exact specification. The individual tubes are shipped in a box to be welded together.
The frame is welded together using the support of a custom jig which keeps all of the parts fixed in place.
Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a form of welding that allows for greater control over the temperatures put into the work piece. This process can yield higher quality welds but requires a skilled hand.
The team had a great time going Go Kart Racing on Friday at GoKart Racer. Work hard play hard!
New members learned about how to make parts with Carbon Fiber at our workshop last Friday. Check out the full photo album in our Photo Gallery : http://hornetracing.net/composites-workshop-102116/
Composite’s lead explains the overall process
Fitting the Carbon Fiber around our mold before we cut out a template
The car was on display at the Sacramento International Auto Show. Our team loved showing off the car and answering questions!