It is during this manufacturing process that Swagetite, FHS’s unique joining method, comes into its own. The make-up of a Formula 1 car, for instance, consists of long lengths of titanium small-bore tubing that run the length of the car and carry hydraulic fluid for applications such as braking and hydraulic actuation.

FHS is able to bend these titanium tubes into whatever size is needed for a specific car so that the tubes can be incorporated into the structure of the car as it is being built. At each end of the tube there is a short length of flexible tube: Swagetite is what joins the hose to the tube.

Swagetite is a mechanical locking system that joins the two components together and makes for a small, lightweight and incredibly reliable end structure. Compared to the only alternative way of joining these two components – welding - Swagetite is utterly revolutionary. It is no wonder then, that F1 teams are so impressed by this approach.



Having acquired an extensive knowledge base in the design and manufacture of fluid transfer applications, FHS utilises this intelligence to create cost-effective and innovative solutions for all their customers in high performance industries.