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The Life of a Bolt: Red Bull Racing Takes You on the Journey of Creating an F1 Part From Scratch

Monday, October 3, 2016 4:41
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From sketch to assembly, the life of a bolt may not seem all that exciting compared to a cutting-edge smartphone design, but throw in some decent storytelling and somehow you’ll find yourself emotionally attached to that bolt.

At least, a humble front suspension bolt by the name of RB12-FS-00663-02.

Recently, the Red Bull Racing (Formula One) Team documented the process of creating a bolt from scratch. Considering that the team designs, produces and inspects over one million Formula One car parts per year, seeing the amount of detail and man hours put into a single bolt is astounding.

“We followed a humble front suspension bolt on every step of its journey from sketch to drawing, machining to testing, assembly to racing.”

You’ll never look at a McMaster-Carr catalog the same way ever again.

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