Alastair Gibson's ‘Carbon King’ piece, which is made from carbon fiber and finished with Axalta's Spies Hecker. (Photo: Axalta)
Alastair Gibson's ‘Carbon King’ piece, which is made from carbon fiber and finished with Axalta's Spies Hecker. (Photo: Axalta)

Artist Alastair Gibson has created carbon fiber sculptures, finished with Axalta’s Spies Hecker coating.

According to the company, the coating can also be used with commercial or industrial carbon fiber materials.

After seven years in lower racing formulas, Gibson spent 15 years in Formula One, first as lead mechanic for the Benetton F1 Team, and then as race team chief mechanic for the BAR and Honda Grand Prix teams. The carbon fiber sculptures incorporate titanium Formula One parts, each of which has a production and part number that can be traced back to a specific car and race. 

This story is reprinted from material from Axalta, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.