Alumatank CNC Billet Aluminum
This is the Alumatank project. Idea was to create a Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby sized racecar emulating the design and spirit of the belly tank (aircraft fuel tank) lakesters that are the immortals of the Bonneville Salt Flats and early SoCal Dry Lakes racing. Initially created in CAD in Autodesk Fusion360 and then the parts via CAM were machined on a 3-axis cnc milling machine and a manual lathe out of 6061-T6 aluminum. Post process machining required a bit of sanding and lots of polishing to give it a mirror finish. Tires are oversized O-rings!
More of the details will be featured on YouTube in the upcoming future…
This is another example of digital restyling and design by ModenaWest