Industry Insider: SimCraft
blue plastic parts holder filled with machined hinges
Here’s a bin of hinges used in their pedal assemblies, and we’ll go into detail on those pedal kits in a bit.

Everything is thoroughly checked for fitment, fit, and finish.


close up of bare aluminum tubing with clamps holding pieces for welding, weld beads visible on some components
SimCraft employs several full-time fabricators who bend, cut, weld, and shape their chassis.

The chassis is primarily TIG welded, but certain joinings get the MIG treatment.


welded assembly of tubes with flat bottom welded in, laying on its side, on a welding table
Here’s a picture of a larger subassembly in process.

SimCraft uses a modular approach so that it is easy and cost-effective to upgrade from one level to the next level of chassis. You can start with fewer degrees of motion freedom and then purchase additional components to add more motion later.


black powdercoated tubing assemblies neatly stacked with orange warehouse shelving and a trailer in the background
Here you can see a number of assemblies back from powdercoat.

These components are put together based on the customer’s order in a just-in-time manufacturing process, more or less.


two partially assembled sim racing cockpits made of tubular steel
Here are two cockpits in partial assembly.

Let’s just say that the one on the left is going to a very notable name in circle track racing, and the one on the right is going to a professional road racer in America that you probably also would know and see in advertisements in racing magazines. SimCraft has a lot of professional motorsport clientele, but they also have quite a lot of folks who are high-end club racers looking to maximize seat time at a fixed cost.

Or crazy people like me who will save all their pennies to buy cool gadgets.

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