Some time ago, the designers at Aria, based in Irvine, California, US, asked themselves what kind of car the legendary General Motors designer Ed Taylor, known by many as ‘Fast Eddy,’ would drive today. Their answer is the concept car Fast Eddy.
The car was produced using Close Contour Paste RAKU-TOOL CP-6070 / 6072 from RAMPF. The epoxy modelling paste was applied to a supporting structure made from RAMPF’s polyurethane styling and design board RAKU-TOOL SB-0096.
RAKU-TOOL paste is applied to a close-contour-shape-supporting structure, cured, and then machined according to CAD data. Due to the close contour shape of the model, less material is used, milling is quick and easy, and less waste is generated, RAMPF reports. For all pastes there is a matching repair system available, and all paints in line with industry standards are applicable.
For processing, RAMPF says all current meter mix machines can be used in Europe, and for the US market, it recommends Tartler machines.
RAMPF also offers customers a Close Contour Paste application service as well as comprehensive technical support.
The advantages of RAKU-TOOL Close Contour Paste 6070 / 6072 are said to include:
- excellent surface quality, seamless;
- good dimensional stability;
- easy to machine, low dust;
- low exotherm, can be applied over a large area in one step;
- cure 14 h at 25°C;
- withstands abusive environment (transport etc.).
RAKU-TOOL SB-0096 polyurethane board is said to offer a very good surface structure, is easily machined, has good heat resistance, and is resistant to organic solvents.
At present, Fast Eddy is a concept car with no engine and no interior. But Aria’s co-founders Clive Hawkins and Charles Taylor, the son of the late Ed Taylor, will build the car if the concept generates sufficient interest.
“We have the full capabilities to do the engineering and to build it in limited production,” Hawkins points out.