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LEADER OF THE PACK IN MOTORSPORT INDUSTRY

Exceptional product and service performance for the Motorsport industry

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Motorsport

Rubber engineers who understand your marginal gains

We have well-established working relationships with the supply chains and teams within the motorsport industry.

We work best in partnership with designers and engineers to develop and test new concepts and products, ensuring that a competitive advantage is gained from reliable components.

Motorsport

We provide:

  • FEA (Finite Element Analysis) to test and run scenarios on designs of elastomeric products prior to manufacture
  • Material development, including lightweight, magnetic and electromagnetic shielding
  • Fast-track service to meet development deadlines and air freight times
  • Scheduling software to enable us to meet build schedules and spares demands
  • Bonding of rubbers to engineering plastics, metals and composites to provide the most effective material solutions with low friction surfaces
  • In-house tooling for increased control over production schedules and development projects
  • Variety of manufacture methods to enable prototyping and development work prior to full production

Gain a competitive edge

The accuracy, quality and fine tolerances demanded by the motorsport industry ensure that we have experts in place to react and innovate along with the vehicles and technologies that we’re working with.

Common requirements of the motorsport sector include rubber to PTFE (for low-friction), rubber to metal, anti-vibration products, vehicle seals and gaskets, along with attributes such as tyre rubber exclusion, dust exclusion and reduced weight.

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High-specification materials such as Viton®, Aflas®, Kevlar®, fluorosilicone and perfluoro-elastomers are commonly used alongside more standard components.

One of our key areas of expertise is in working with our customers to establish the best specification to ensure performance; materials can be developed to meet your needs. High temperature, high tear strength and lightweight materials have been, and continue to be, developed.

We supply into the motorsport sector at all levels of supply chain, including companies specifically dedicated to research and development, suppliers of engines, gearboxes, chassis, electronic components, hosing, composites, suspensions, shock absorbers and springs.

Formula 1, WRC, BTCC, WTCC, LMP1, MotoGP, SBK and Motocross are among the series that we support. We offer a mobile roadshow/training session for entry-level designers into the industry to empower them to make decisions best suited to the application when working with rubber materials.

Products that we have supplied into the motorsport industry include:

  • Driveshaft Boots
  • Engine seals and gaskets
  • Bespoke o-ring cord
  • Carbon to rubber to PTFE bonding
  • Drum seals
  • Bonded AV Mounts
  • Snubbers
  • Blanking Plugs
  • Wind Tunnel Jack Tyres
  • Fuel Filler Seals
  • Battery Straps
  • Gearbox Seals
  • Rubber o-rings
  • Bonded Mouldings
  • Rubber Bladders
  • Hydraulic Compensators
  • Low Friction Suspension Bushes
  • Low Friction Shaft Seals
  • Steering Rack Seal Kits
  • Gearbox Service Kits
  • Roll Bar Bushes
  • Suspension Rubber Bumpstops
  • KERS system seals
  • Fuel System Seals
  • Drivers Drink Bags
  • Fire Extinguisher Seals
  • Foam Rubber Strip – self-adhesive or plain
  • Transit Tyre Rings
  • Damped Rubber Mounts
  • Rubber Fairings
  • Brake Duct Bellows
  • Steering Gaiters
  • Rocker Cover Gaskets
  • Airbox Seals
  • Trumpet Seals
  • Composite Structural Foam Cores
  • Throttle Potentiometer AV Mounts
  • Dynathane® Bushes
  • Shock Absorber Seals
  • Shock Absorber Bushes
  • Shock Absorber Bump Stops

Our expertise in action

Custom solutions to ensure MXGP pole position

All our customers want volumes of parts; sometimes they just need a small batch, manufactured to exacting specifications with absolute performance in mind. Challenge: To design and produce parts for improved performance on a competition racing...

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Critical components test the boundaries of moulding techniques

Rubber is the ideal solution for a fuel hose - it can cope with extreme chemicals and provides flexibility. However, when trying to design for both safety and space-saving, a unique challenge is presented. Challenge: To...

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FEA simulation for crash test readiness

Finite element analysis can be used not only for understanding wear and reducing the cost of prototyping but also as part of a critical safety analysis prior to real-world tests. The challenge: To assist a commercial...

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Designing for production efficiencies

The processing industry is under pressure to offer efficiencies and cost-savings at all stages of their process. Consistent, reliable supply is the backbone of a productive business - and sometimes design for manufacture is key. The...

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Putting aesthetics at the forefront

There are times when the appearance of a product is equally as important as the function; if we know that from the outset we will design and manufacture with the visual impact as a priority. The...

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Designing around existing components for bespoke solutions

Often, our customers do not have CAD facilities; they rely upon us to take their vision and work with it to propose and develop a suitable solution. The challenge: To conceptualise and develop the design of...

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A race against time for design and production

For many of our customers their products are constantly going through re-design and development for improvement; we have to align ourselves with that process, often against tough deadlines. The challenge: To replicate a moulded rubber HNBR...

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