Most parts are made in house by the Fabriaction and CNC groups. Fabrication is responsible for all hand-made parts, constructing pieces on engine lathes, speed lathes, and vertical mills. They then sand and polish the parts and assist with the final assembly of the car.
RIT’s Formula team has access to two vertical machining centers and three turning centers. The CNC group is responsible for the maintenance, set up, and operation of these machines.
After programing the tool paths in Mastercam, the 3D model is brought to life as an accurate, functional, and one of a kind part. The CNC machines are used to their full potential, manufacturing complex parts that cannot be made by hand.
To reduce weight and increase strength and stiffness of the car, RIT's team incorporates carbon and other composite materials in its design. The chassis is constructed from carbon composite, as is the steering wheel, aerodynamic undertray, gas pedal and muffler to name a few.