Who are we and what do we do?

GT Machino was founded in 2008 and is a Sydney based company located in Australia incorporating old world craftsmanship with up-to-the-minute technology. While the Honda S2000 is GT Machino’s specialty, we have also been involved with BMW M cars and most of the popular Japanese classics.
GT Machino’s Carbon Fibre Division produce carbon parts, which are as light as possible without comprising structural integrity, fit perfectly, and look incredible. All operations are performed in house, including design, mould making and final production. All carbon parts are made to order and have a turn around time of approximately 14 days.
GT Machino are master dealers here in Australia for Motion Control Suspension, Swift Springs and Titan 7 wheels.
We also provide race car preparation, metal fabrication and the complete installation for the C65R widebody.

GT Machino has partnered with industry leaders to provide a bespoke range of motorsport parts for the Honda S2000. These parts are tested in the motorsport field and represent the ultimate performance solution for this platform.

GT Machino Carbon

GT Machino employs a sophisticated technique of Resin Infusion for manufacturing all of its carbon parts, ensuring parts of incredible strength and low weight.

The process

A pre configured layup of carbon fibre is laid into the mould dry without any resin, and then enclosed in a specially arranged stack of bagging materials such as peel ply, infusion mesh and bagging film before being subjected to vacuum pressure. Once the air has been removed from the bag and the carbon fibre has been fully compressed under this pressure, resin is introduced to the mould. Once the resin has fully infused through the carbon fibre the supply of resin is cut off and left to cure whilst still under vacuum.

Not all carbon parts are created equal

The combination of epoxy resin supplied into the mould under vacuum pressure mean that the finished composite will have absorbed resin at the optimum resin-to-fibre ratio, avoiding resin-rich composites or variations in performance unobtainable with traditional hand lay manufacture.

High Performance Resin

MPa is the measure of the tensile strength of resin. The higher the MPa rating of the resin, the stronger the carbon part will be. Most infusion resins are in the 30 – 50 MPa range. GT Machino uses an industry leading aerospace epoxy rated at 96 MPa. Continued developments in the performance of ‘infusion resins’ means that resin infused parts can be made with strength to weight ratios that can rival parts made using pre-preg.

Carbon Nano Tube

Many high-end manufactures are now going beyond carbon fibre and incorporating carbon nano tubes in their resin. These microscopic tube shaped carbon are approx 10 000 times smaller than a human hair. CNTs fill the microscopic voids between the woven carbon and can provide a 25% reduction in weight or a 25% increase in strength.

High Vacuum Moulds

GT Machino employ highly accurate moulds which allow for Vac bag attachment. A strong vacuum can be achieved for long periods of time while the composite cures.

Vac Bagging

A special process in which air pressure keeps the composite fabric and resin exactly where you want while everything cures and dries. The even pressure ensures the resin impregnate the carbon fibre evenly and thoroughly. This greatly improves the fiber-to-resin ratio, which results in a stronger and lighter product with no chance of delamination.

High Modulus Carbon

Almost all carbon fibre is made from a common industrial fiber called polyacrylonitrile fiber.
Further processing can yield even higher strength by making the fibers smaller and a little denser. GT Machino typically employs 3K high modulus carbon fibre along with unidirectional carbon in different proprietary layups which are specific to each part.

OEM Fitment

Cut and shut lines on all GT Machino carbon products are equal or better to than OEM fitment. Painstaking attention to detail during design phase, the mould making process and final panel manufacture provide low shrinkage and highly accurate parts.