Aston Martin Red Bull Racing extends its Innovation Partnership with DMG MORI for a further three years
The relationship between Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and DMG MORI has been in place since 2004 and DMG MORI became an Innovation Partner in 2012. By the end of 2018 Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Milton Keynes manufacturing facility will feature 19 DMG MORI machines, with the addition of a DMU 40 eVo linear and a DMU 60 eVo linear this year.
Parts from a wide range of materials, including composite materials, titanium, magnesium steel, aluminium, PEEK and Densamet, are manufactured at the factory and the 5-axis technology in the DMG MORI machines plays a crucial role in the efficient and accurate milling necessary to meet the demands of F1. With the newer DMG MORI machines, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has reported a massive increase in output as a result of process improvements.
Manufacturing at the Milton Keynes factory is close to 24/7, so the need for robust and reliable machine tools is extremely important. As part of the Innovation Partnership, DMG MORI provides servicing and support ensuring maximum reliability and minimum downtime. The relationship with DMG MORI is crucial to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s drive for continuous improvement in manufacturing processes through its supply of technical support, servicing and new machinery, delivering high performance and technically advanced machining.
Jamie Meades, head of manufacturing at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, says: “We are excited to extend our Innovation Partnership with DMG MORI. Having worked with the DMG MORI team since 2004, this renewal ensures we can build on the relationship to ensure we deliver our continuous improvement plans in the production of components crucial to the performance of our cars.”
Steve Finn, managing director of DMG MORI (UK) adds: “We are proud to extend the Innovation Partnership for a further three years, continuing our long relationship with Aston Martin Red Bull Racing and, we are delighted that the technology and service we bring to the partnership is so highly valued.”