Project. Brake Calipers. Challenge. New Machining Tools
When the engineering team that helped build the iconic Mclaren F1 asked us to machine a monoblock brake caliper for their new project, the Caparo T1, we knew that we were entering uncharted territory.
This high performance car needed an incredibly strong and light braking system, and the caliper’s monoblock design was a crucial element that would help the team realise its ambitions. However, no tool existed that would enable us to machine the piston housing. Undeterred, we drew on our tool-making heritage and designed a number of special right-angled heads.
In the end, the calipers were produced to specification on one of our state-of-the-art 5-Axis CNC milling machines using the bespoke tools. From brief to delivery this high-precision project took 45 days, and exceeded our clients’ expectations on every front.