Carbon Fibre and Formula 1
Edition of 24 pieces + 2 Ap’s
This sculpture was produced to show the beautiful hydrodynamic shape and aggressive look of the Humboldt squid.
This sculpture is detailed using parts from modern F1 Grand Prix cars as listed below.
Body: Carbon fibre, 1 ply / layer 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm material, 2 ply/ layers 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm material gives 1.5 mm total thickness with UV resistant tinted clear coat.
Mid Section: CAD designed, 3D printed ABS tentacle hub and eye socket produced on a Stratasys Fortus 400 engineering grade FDM printer, coated red.
Tentacles: Each made from 1 ply / layers of 2 x 2 twill 200 gsm, 2 ply / layers 2 x 2 twill 400 gsm carbon fibre with graduated spring loaded washers as suckers. The tentacle end tips are CAD designed, machined HE 30 aluminium.
Eyes: Machined HE 30 aluminium with radiator hose flange from the Sahara Force India F1 team, part no J21-0045.
Beak: 3D printed top and bottom with – 6 titanium fittings.
Intake Ring: Machined HE 30 aluminium.
Jet Vent: 25mm stainless steel turbo vent pipe, reshaped to suit.
Mounting Methods: Carbon wave base, matt clear coated with four outer wishbone to upright bolts from the Sahara Force India F1 team, part no 13J06-0053.
Dimensions: L 1500mm W 400mm H 520mm on base.
Weight: 4.2 kg