CTG’s custom built reception desk has arrived at the new Composite Centre of Excellence. Made from automotive propshafts, the new desk is a striking feature in the spacious reception area.
A propshaft is a critical drivetrain transmission component found connecting many multi-drive or rear wheel drivetrain vehicles - they transmit torque and rotate at high speeds. CTG design and manufacture standard ‘off the shelf’ propshafts as well as bespoke versions for each client and vehicle including automotive OEM; tens of thousands have been supplied to date.
Carbon fibre composites are an ideal material for automotive propshafts as they offer high torsional strengths but yet a high stiffness/weight ratio. This results in low weight and inertia with improved drivetrain performance to enable longer shafts to run at higher speeds; subsequently reducing the number of piece parts required. CTG’s composite propshafts are up to 65% lighter than metallic equivalents.
The desk was designed and built by Alastair Gibson, who had a 22 year engineering career in motorsport; 14 of which were in formula one, 4 as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 team and 10 as race team chief mechanic for BAR Honda Grand Prix Team. Now working as a sculptor, Alastair has completed some exquisite sculptures and projects, to see more visit his website: www.carbonart45.com