Becoming more competitive in Motorsport thanks to 3D Printing
Additive manufacturing is the best choice to gain a foothold in this fast moving world. In Hi-tech sectors, in which short time and high performing products are needed, 3D printing is key to move forward on manufacturing process.
In the motorsport industry, additive manufacturing is used at an early stage of the product development, when technical teams work at the same time on design and realization of functional parts that are tested in wind tunnel. Professional 3D printings empower those teams to produce very quickly a wide variety of complex geometries at once, allowing them to identify the most efficient solution.
When it comes to print single pieces or small batches, additive manufacturing is used also in post-design phase for the production of pre-series and finished parts, thus avoiding the realization of expensive moulds and tooling.
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Motorsport is one of our master application field thanks to in-house know how and 3d printing technologies that let us meet the most demanding needs also in terms of shape accuracy and fine details.
High performance thermoplastics are needed to push the boundaries of research and develop more competitive products. Some of these extraordinary thermoplastics are for example ULTEM9085 a self-extinguishing material that withstands extreme temperatures (-40°/+160°), PEKK that whit its superior chemical resistance can be used for components exposed to hydrocarbons and Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber, an ultra-stiff and lightweight material.
SR100, laminating carbon support, is an innovative application developed by Spring and helps you speed product development and reduce the tooling costs for the production of carbon fiber supports and components by eliminating the tooling designing and manufacturing phases. It is useful for manufacturing parts with complex geometries and shapes. It empowers designers and engineers to build parts which would be unimaginable to make with a «traditional» technology, reducing time and costs.