Windtunnel Design & Construction – part 3: getting the parts
The steel parts were lasercut in serveral batches at Vandenbossche Metaalwerken, Mechelen and Provan, Genk.
The axial fan was sourced from Rucon, a distributor of Ferrari EF fans.
The type is an EF630, running at 3000RPM, with an 11kW motor.
The honeycomb is a 5cm thick aluminium honeycomb with 1/4-inch cells. It was obtained from HEXCELL.
The frequency controller for the fan is a Delta VFD – E series, bought from DamenCNC.
Castor wheels and assorted metal hardware were sourced from Misumi. and RS-components.
The paint system is a two-component polyurethane-based paint. It was sourced from deverffabriek.be.