metals4U supply products for Gryphon Racing FS2020 phase 2
Leeds Gryphon Racing Team are well on the way to completing the FS2020 car that will hopefully drive them to the winners’ podium at Silverstone later in the year. The team of mechanical engineering students from Leeds University have been busy designing, testing, and building the frame for this year’s entry. The frame is almost complete, so their attention is now turning to the manufacture of the suspension system and other components. As part of our ongoing sponsorship of the team we were happy to supply the materials for this next phase.
As this part of the vehicle build is focussed on constructing a range of components, the profile shapes and sizes required are varied, but we were thrilled to be able to meet their exact requirements for all the products they need next.
The products Leeds Gryphon Racing needed for the next phase of the build are a combination of steel and aluminium profiles. The use of both these metals enables design and manufacture to combine the excellent formability, high yield strength potential, and durability of steel with the lightweight properties of aluminium; this combination perfectly complements strength to weight ratio requirements while not compromising the safety critical aspects of chassis and suspension construction.
A wide range of diameters of S275 black mild steel round bar will be used for the suspension and other components- the machinability and weldability of this grade is classified as ‘excellent’ making it a perfect choice for automotive construction. Also shown here is our 304-grade (18-8) pressed stainless steel channel- this product has very good corrosion resistance and excellent weldability without requiring annealing post weld. (The low carbon content ensures less carbide precipitation in the heat zone during welding)
Our E220 mild steel tube is manufactured to EN 1035-4:2003 standard and is perfect for precision parts as it is easy to cut and drill, this product also has ‘excellent’ weldability and machinability.
Here is some of our 1050A-H14 aluminium sheet being cut to size for Leeds Gryphon Racing. This grade has very good weldability, can be work hardened, and is excellent for cold forming. All our customers can benefit from having their order custom cut to size- only buy what you need, saving you money every time.
We can’t wait to see what the final Leeds Gryphon Racing Team FS2020 car will look like- what we do know is that it is constructed with some of the most reliable products on the market…
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