«eiger evolves» is the motto of the second Newsletter of the 2018 season. «eiger evolves» also means many milestones on the long road to the summit are already completed. With the design of the race car finished, several months of planning, drawing and optimizing every detail using CAD (Computer Aided Design) have come to an end. All parts of the car, down to the smallest washers, are in included in the computer model to allow for detailed planning of the assembly.

Chassis Manufacturing

For the chassis, the single largest piece of eiger, the exact position of all bolts plays a significant role. It is carefully hand crafted by numerous team members over a period of several weeks. In a first step, the chassis’ shape is milled into wood, which is then lacquered and polished to form the «positive mold». From the positive mold, a negative mold is made. It is the negative mold into which the chassis itself is laminated using CFRP, Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics, in the form of a so-called «sandwich» structure: First, several layers of carbon are laid in, then an aluminium honeycomb that increases the stiffness of the composite structure, followed by more layers of carbon. The chassis is then baked under high pressure, hardening the epoxy resin to resist the high loads applied in a racing environment.

AMZ at the Geneva Motorshow

Just like last year, AMZ is present at the Geneva International Motorshow taking place between the 8th and the 18th of March. Over 700 000 visitors will have the opportunity to be amazed by pilatus, last season’s extremely successful race car, and to learn more about its many innovations, such as the hydraulic decoupled suspension. We would be more than pleased to welcome you at space 2141, as we have already done for the Swiss federal counselor Guy Parmelin, following counselor Schneider-Ammann, who took the opportunity to get to know AMZ and its World Record holder car grimsel already last year.

New Main Sponsor

It gives us special joy that one of our Premium Sponsors decided to increase their support of our project to the point of being promoted to Main Sponsor. For more than three years, ComputerControls has supported us not only financially, but also by providing high quality measurement instruments, such as an Oscilloscope from Keysight. This way ComputerControls substitutes one of our longlasting partners: Swiss International Airlines, who have supported us since the very beginning of our project 12 years ago. Swiss will not extend their sponsorship for the project this year. We would like to thank Swiss for all their support of and confidence in our project through these past 12 years.

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