In one of the most spectacular events of the World Championship calendar of the Moto2, at night, under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit, in the Qatari desert, Jorge Navarro, Team Speed Up’s number 9, conquers a great 6th place.
It’s a good start in the 2020 season for the valencian pilot of Moto2, whose step change has begun in 2019 when he joined the Speed Up team, closing the season with 226 points, vs 58 points in 2018.
Spring srl, technical sponsor of the team, is proud to support the big progress of one of the most famous constructors of the championship, providing additive manufacturing solutions able to optimize the performance of the SF20T Speed Up motorbike.
Spring srl: the ideal partner for the motorsport companies
Spring srl, 3D printing service bureau, specialized in the FDM technology, produces monolithic functional parts and prototypes up to 900X600X900 mm.
Spring’s know-how, the FDM process and the high-performance materials guarantee light components, able to withstand extreme conditions like high temperature, chemicals and mechanical stresses.
Spring’s technical department supports constructors also in co-designing, to review parts drawings for additive manufacturing.
Some of the most required components from the field are end-use parts, soluble cores, tooling application for composites etc..
In the following case studies you will discover how the Spring’s technical department has built the inlet pipe and the airbox conveyor of a competition bike achieving 3 key targets: cost savings, delivery time reduction and production of high-technical feature components.
- Inlet pipe:
The selected material for this project has been Nylon 12 CF, a thermoplastic blend with 35% of carbon fiber, specific weight 1.15, bend resistance 142 MPa. This material offers the best results in terms of tensile modulus and specific stiffness; these features make Nylon 12 CF suitable for metal-replacements initiatives. Click here to download the case study in PDF format.
- Airbox conveyor:
The selected material for this project is Nylon 12, specific weight 1.28, tensile strength 48.26 MPa, bend strength 68.95 MPa. This material is capable of withstanding to strong vibrations and fatigue, particularly suitable to absorb stresses during the race. Click here to download the case study in PDF format.
Soluble cores allow for production of carbon fiber parts. These “sacrificial tools”, produced using ST-130 material, are covered by carbon fiber sheets and then undergo the autoclave treatment. At the end of this production process, the soluble cores are dissolved into a water-based solution.
As the materials market is in constant evolution, Spring srl offers increasingly new solutions. Among the most interesting materials for your field we suggest you to discover PEKK, Ultem 1010 and Ultem 9085 properties. You can find these materials at the following link: https://www.spring-italia.com/prototyping/3d-printing/?lang=en