We offer carbon fibre repairs as well as fabrication services in Cape Town. At Racing Technik we have an in-house capability to design components in 3D CAD supported by structural Finite Element Analysis (FEA) as well as simulated wind tunnel testing with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Mould making of existing panels supplied and or naturally manufacture from moulds supplied to produce structures and components from carbon fibre and GRP. We can manufacture bespoke carbon fibre parts fit to your specific needs, including custom cutting, vacuum moulding and machining.
We use predominantly pre-preg vacuum autoclave curing systems. Wet lay epoxy systems and resin infusion methods are also available in component manufacture, but polyester resin systems are limited to mould making only.
Superleggera (translation: “super light”) is an automobile coachwork construction technology developed by Felice Bianchi Anderloni of Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera. Historically the superleggera system consists of a structural framework of small-diameter steel tubes that conform to an automobile body’s shape and are covered by thin alloy body panels that strengthen the framework. Aside from light weight, the superleggera construction system allows great design and manufacturing flexibility, enabling coachbuilders to quickly construct innovative body shapes. The superleggera tubes were brazed to shape on a jig and the panels were then fitted over this. The panels are only attached at their edges, mostly by swaging the panel edges over angle-section strips on the steel framework.
In today’s day and age we moved on in weight saving strategies into using multi-material composite-aluminium combinations in tandem or on its own to replace body panes with lighter components or to introduce superior strengthened components to enhance safety and aerodynamic profiles. We can supply you with a range of options on specialised options or assist you with the design, manufacturing and fitment of such components.
We love car restoration projects in Cape Town and we offer comprehensive vehicle restoration services including buck building, rust elimination, panel work, mechanical and electrical repairs, together with exquisite paintwork. All work is carried out to the highest standard with quality with customer service and interest at the core of our approach. All work and your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Each restoration project is unique, we start with an initial appraisal and document a Scope of Works based on Client’s instructions and budget ceiling. Racing Technik then draw up a Project Schedule with an estimated timeline of completion. Sourcing of original parts in most cases are most time consuming and primary limit on meeting deadlines. If such elusive parts are not available then bespoke manufacturing needs to be commissioned. Racing Technik keeps you informed on the overall plan with an outline of what work needs to be done, the costs, and time involved to achieve the overall desired result. We work with you in complete transparency so you are always aware of what is happening to your car. It’s a team effort.
Racing Technik has key partnerships with likeminded restoration professionals within the classic car restoration industry. The meticulous attention to detail and highest standards will be maintained without question on brands such as BMW, Porsche, Audi and Volkswagen.
Roll cages are an integral part of motorsport vehicle preparation and at Racing Technik we offer a wide range of roll cages from some of the world leading manufacturers such as Sparco, OMP and Custom Cages. Roll cage designs are available from a 6 point bolt in through to a multi-point weld in so you can be sure to find the right cage for your requirements. Roll Cages Designed and manufactured to comply with FIA homologation specification, or to MSA homologation.
We offer a complete turnkey solution with fitment and bespoke tubular fabrication to meet your requirements, using T45, 4130 (25CrM04) Chromoly (chromium-molybdenum steel) Cold Drawn Seamless (CDS) steel and aluminium grades 6061 T6 and 7075 T6. Our fabrication facilities includes CNC Lathe & Milling machines, ESAB 235i MIG/TIG welders together with Build Pro welding table systems with Strong Hand Tools clamping and accessories, giving us precise capabilities and allowing us to construct 3D welding rigs with unprecedented accuracy. Plasma, Laser cutting and 5 Axis milling are outsourced based on our engineering CAD designs to leading suppliers.