riff_raff wrote:I would imagine that most teams want to build their own housings, since this would allow them to locate the rear suspension attachments where they need them. It would also allow them to tailor the torsional and bending stiffness of the housing to suit their chassis design.
However, I doubt that many of the teams actually make their gearbox internals in-house. Making shafts, gearsets, dog rings, etc. requires some very specialized and expensive machinery and processing facilities.
Sorry Raff Should have clarified, When I say 'built' I am likening to 'Assembled' as do many of the teams. When I said 'Made' I meant Machined/Formed/Cut/Stamped. I think this is the way they use their language also. When in comes to bonding peices of pre-formed CF I'm not sure where the distinction would lie, I would still call that building/assembly.