Scaled Technology Works to Supply Composite Race Car Bodies
21 October 1999Scaled Technology Works to Supply Composite Race Car Bodies
MONTROSE, Colo., Oct. 20 -- Scaled Technology Works (STW) of Montrose, Colorado, has entered into an exclusive agreement with Aeolus Technology, LLC to provide composite structures for their line of racecars. Aeolus Technology LLC of FT. Collins, Colorado selected STW initially to produce composite body parts for a new racecar that will be competing in the SCCA sanctioned ACRL (American Cities Racing League) professional racing series. The S-2000 car is one of several new racecar designs that Aeolus expects to introduce to the industry in the next 2-3 years. The S-2000 racecar market alone is estimated to be up to 8 cars per year. STW will ultimately provide all composite components for the complete line of Aeolus racecars. STW's contract could eventually include structural design, tooling, fabrication and assembly for composite chassis and bodywork. The racing industry is evolving into the high-technology world of composites that has been enabling technology for many aerospace applications in recent years. "This industry is realizing the advantages of composites, and is switching from tube and aluminum skin racecars to high tech composites," said Bill Wailes, Chief Operating Officer of STW. "The high strength to weight ratio of composites allows racecars to achieve the light-weight, high-performance designs mandatory to compete on today's high technology racecar circuits," said Wailes. The racing industry is very fast paced and exciting. "The technology is an ever changing evolution," said Alain Clarinval, Technical Director, Aeolus. "With Aeolus' design of the S-2000 and our future racecar designs coupled with STW's production capabilities and knowledge of composites, our team will provide a strong technical advantage over the competition," said Alain. STW will apply the same application of high technology, innovation and diligence that has made it and its sister company, Scaled Composites industry leaders in the implementation of advanced composite structures. At STW the Company's main focus has been to provide design, certification and serial production of innovative composite structures for the general aviation and commercial aircraft and space launch industries. "This new venture will allow STW to showcase our capabilities in other composite fields," said Wailes. For further information contact either Paul Oppenheim, Scaled Technology Works' Business Development Manager at 970-252-3007 or visit their web site at http://www.scaled-works.com; or for information about Aeolus, contact Alain Clarinval at (970) 472-1288.