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      09-14-2010, 04:37 AM   #1
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ALPINE | Official 3F Engineering EXCLUSIVE Dealer.

Alpine Motorsports is proud to introduce it's newest product to a line of many.

A little word of knowledge about the product from the company itself:
3F, Form Follows Function, we engineer and produce performance parts that are not only pleasing aesthetically but also functional. Our team of accomplished engineers has decades of experience in their respective fields; whether the component is aerodynamic or mechanical, you can be sure that it is not brought to market until it has been perfected. Our products are meticulously tested for strength, endurance and performance, whether in the lab, on our runway or under real world conditions. We pride ourselves on our commitment to providing functional parts of the outmost quality. Our company specializes in high end performance automobiles, offering components that meet the demands of their discerning owners.

The Technology behind the Product:

The third law of thermodynamics states: “perfect efficiency can never be attained”; that does not stop us from striving to achieve it. Our designs arise out of an extensive study of the aerodynamic properties of each automobile. The process begins with preliminary sketches that take into account not only the aerodynamic properties but also the aesthetic lines. We’re able to determine the flow and stress characteristics using a three dimensional image of the object. Using CAD (Computer Aided Design) software allows us to perform CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) and stress analysis; this saves a lot of resources compared to making numerous prototypes. Obtaining our goals in the lab allows us to commence to the next step in our research and development process.

Real world testing begins by constructing a prototype based on the lab results. Our facility enables us to conduct high-speed testing in a safe environment to collect data under varying, real world conditions. Utilizing PSP (Pressure Sensitive Paint) permits us to visually determine areas of low and high pressure, this instantaneous illustration allows us to make onsite modifications enabling us to continue testing with minimal interruption. For more precise measurements, we employ manometers specifically developed not to disturb the airflow when attached to a surface; these “pressure belts” are highly accurate. Following straight-line high-speed testing, we take the modified prototype to the track to see how it performs under the rigors of high performance driving. At the track we can safely study the effects of different yaw angles and observe behavior when driving at high speed in proximity of other fast moving vehicles. If our aerodynamic components impede the flow of air to crucial cooling ducts, track testing exacerbates the problem, allowing us to make necessary modifications; in some cases improving flow of air to components.

All the research and development would go to waste if the end product was not constructed using our meticulous standards. Until recently, the VARTM (Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding) method of carbon fiber construction was used in the aerospace industry and only the top echelon of motorsport, Formula 1. Resin is infused into the mold using vacuum pressure, ensuring even distribution. Excess resin is then extracted from the mold under vacuum pressure, compressing the layers of carbon fiber material together at the same time. The end result is an aesthetically pleasing and exceptionally strong aerodynamic component made using lightweight aerospace grade materials.

We, Alpine Motorsports, are the official exclusive dealer of 3F Engineering. We will be introducing the products this week with photographs, and more information in depth, however until then you may feel free to contact for any sort of information.

Thank you,



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