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Pit Stop for F1 Quality

Around the world customers such as the Alpine F1 Team put their trust in Volume Graphics. Not only in the insightful software, but also in  comprehensive consulting, support, and training. Volume Graphics gives them a decisive advantage – the ability to gain reliable insights and make better products.

Volume Graphics is proud to supported the Alpine F1® Team as part of a multi-year agreement. Since 2016, the team uses VGSTUDIO MAX for the analysis and visualization of CT data. CT and Volume Graphics have, since then, contributed to a significant increase in the analysis capabilities of Alpine F1 Team’s test laboratory.

How Alpine F1 Team Uses Volume Graphics

Adrian Talbot, Head of Non-Destructive Testing at Alpine F1 Team

“Personally, the use of Volume Graphics within our department, within the non-destructive testing department, is creating a level of confidence that we perhaps haven’t seen before. It gives you dimensional accuracies, it gives you a greater understanding of the overall part. And with that comes confidence” comments Adrian Talbot, Head of Non-Destructive Testing at Alpine F1 Team.

“To know that that part is correct, is uniform, and it’s fit for purpose is key to us. And to do it in the time frame that Volume Graphics allows us to process, is hugely beneficial to our team. With CT and utilizing the Volume Graphics software on a standard assembly, it would take 20 minutes. With the current method, like ultrasound, the whole item could take a day. So, within our non-destructive testing facility, we’ve never had that ability to be able to inspect so many different materials with one method” Adrian Talbot.
“We use Volume Graphics to assess intricate titanium additive manufactured parts. Inside there are very small holes that assess the air pressure, of the car traveling down the main strait of a racetrack. So it’s very important for us to know before this is applied or attached to the car that every channel inside this pitot tube is not blocked, it has good surface finish, and that the general integrity of those tubes are complete and fit for purpose.”
“We take great strides into making sure that the composite brake pedal is tested vigorously. Because we can separate the part digitally, we can essentially cut the part in half without physically having to cut the part in half. And that creates again an enormous amount of feedback to our relevant departments, but also gives us a greater understanding of perhaps why something has failed.”

“I see Volume Graphics software as an extremely useful tool in our toolbox. It’s clearly going to help us develop our own processes internally and create a more free-flowing, fast-flowing process environment within our non-destructive testing department.”

“I would recommend Volume Graphics, because it’s quite easy to learn how to use it and it is a software that you can do an incredible number of analyses with” states Aude Laurence, Material Dr.Eng. & CT Advisor at Alpine F1 Team.

“Racing is the essence of what Volume Graphics stands for: speed, precision, and engineering excellence. Our software is used daily by numerous customers around the world to inspect the most advanced and complex components. But a high-performance sport like this takes us to totally new, previously unknown limits. Overcoming these limits not only helps Alpine F1 Team but all of our other customers” states Christof Reinhart, CEO Volume Graphics GmbH.
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