The Process: Bringing a CAD
Design into Reality
In June of 2009
we were contacted by Steeda Autosports to develop a new hood for their
2010 Mustang. The goal of the design was to develop a hood that would
keep the new Steeda Q cool under the brutal conditions of racing.
Using a fluid dynamics supercomputer, the design was flow tested and
proven to flow more air than the 2010 Shelby GT500.
with Ford Executive Bob Adams, we were able to produce a hood that met
all of their design criteria... and then some. Utilizing our proprietary
composite technology, we were able to create a structure that is
extremely rigid and strong with clearance for the new FRPP blower and
strut tower brace. In all, it weighed in at an amazing 10% lighter
the strength, fit, and clearance properties were designed into the
underside of the hood.
the CAD file, we produced this prototype of the outer skin.
provided this top secret CAD file for use in development.
Prototype was tested for fitment and engine clearance.
were made and the first early production pieces were produced.
finished product... under the bright lights of the Ford display at
President, Dario Orlando accepting the Ford Motor Company "Outstanding
Achievement in Design" award.
Inc. CEO Todd Rainey with Ford Executive Bob Adams
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