Why X-rays and ultrasounds play a vital role in F1

Why X-rays and ultrasounds play a vital role in F1

Formula 1 technical consultant PAT SYMONDS explains the science behind the composite material wizardry that goes into building the championship's complex cars

Previously in F1 Racing, we've looked at composite materials and investigated the plethora of different fibres, weaves and resins that allow these materials to be accurately tuned to the many different requirements of strength and stiffness required in a Formula 1 car.

While the process of forming metallic components through casting, fabricating, machining and even 3D printing is relatively well understood, the process of manufacturing carbon composite items is somewhat complex, so now we will try and de-mystify some of those complexities.

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