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Old 2 Jun 2000, 17:14 (Ref:6329)   #2
Join Date: Sep 1998
United States
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
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KC should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridKC should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Laminated composites aren't new. In fact Rockwell created the stuff right here in Tulsa a lot longer before it was ever used for anything other than military applications. The place I work made the original layup presses for Rockwell that was contracted for F16 wing elements. Now, there are several small carbon-fiber layup shops in and around Tulsa that make parts for racecars and are becoming quite common. Most of the top fuel rail wing elements are made by a small company here in Tulsa, as well as some lightweight covers and boxes made of carbon fiber. The real trick to doing layup work is molding in the compound curves and elliptical intersections found in most race car bodies and monocoques. Some of this is real art work.
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