SPEEDWERKS leverages its experience in the Defense & Aerospace Industry to transfer advanced materials and technologies from those markets to the high-performance vehicle market. We can provide a wide variety of technical services in support of research, design, production, and prototype development of components for your race car or track car, using exotic materials, such as magnesium, titanium, composites, and ceramics. These services encompass all aspects of the engineering process from concept to post-production testing.
Carbon Ceramic Composite- With a specific heat capacity over twice that of cast iron, Carbon-Ceramic brake rotors allow for increased braking capacity and greatly reduced unsprung weight.
Carbon Fiber- Otherwise known as carbon-fiber reinforced polymer, this advanced composite allows for significant weight reduction with no compromise in strength. Shown here used for the tub of the McLaren MP4-12C.
Titanium- With a very high strength-to-weight ratio, titanium is very useful in motorsports. Shown here in Oakley Design coilovers, this metal allows for lighter, stronger, and thereby faster, components.
Magnesium- This metal allows for light yet strong castings, shown here used for a Porsche 911 crankcase. Magnesium is also an excellent replacement for aluminum in suspension and chassis parts, such as crossmembers and suspension uprights.
Our available design optimization services listed below can greatly improve the design of a structural part. By accurately modeling and testing important properties, the design can be perfected so no material is wasted. This allows for a smaller, lighter, and stronger part at a reduced overall cost. SPEEDWERKS has experience with simulations, computer models, and hands-on qualification testing. These include, but are not limited to, the following: