Aston Martin Red Bull Racing extends partnership with DMG Mori

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Formula One team Aston Martin Red Bull Racing has extended its innovation partnership with machine tool builder DMG Mori. The relationship between the pair has been in place since 2004, with DMG Mori becoming 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 composites, titanium, magnesium steel, aluminium, PEEK and Densamet are manufactured at the factory. Here, the 5-axis capability of the DMG Mori machines plays a crucial role in the efficient and accurate milling necessary to meet the demands of Formula One competition. With the newer DMG Mori machines, Aston Martin Red Bull Racing reports 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, thus helping to maximise reliability and minimise downtime. The relationship with DMG Mori is crucial to Aston Martin Red Bull Racing’s drive for continuous improvement in manufacturing processes.

Jamie Meades, head of manufacturing at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing, says: “Having worked with the DMG Mori team since 2004, this renewal ensures we can build on the relationship to ensure we deliver continuous improvement in the production of components crucial to the performance of our cars.”