Additive manufacturing partnerships between AM experts and racing car teams are gaining momentum. Two days ago, we were talking about Don Schumacher Racing and Stratasys. Today, Jabil announced the signature of a partnership with RenaultF1 Team for the production of 3D-printed racecar parts.
Both teams will work together in preparation of the 2019 Formula One World Championship. As you may know, at the beginning of the year, Jabil has expanded its AM network to address the needs of competitive industries, an expansion that includes the release of engineered materials as well as an additional 3D printing capacity to its Detroit-area manufacturing facility in Auburn Hills.
We know that Jabil is working with various 3D Printing technologies including the ones of Desktop Metal, EOS, Farsoon, HP and Ultimaker; but at the current moment, the company did not mention which one will be used for the production of these parts.
“We’re excited to be part of Renault F1 Team’s strategy to improve performance with additive manufacturing,” said John Dulchinos, VP of digital manufacturing, Jabil. “Our ability to consolidate a global supply chain and scale qualified processes as needed will enable the production of chassis and on-car components in record time.”
An early adopter of additive manufacturing, Renault F1 Team continually seeks opportunities to produce racecar parts quickly and economically while reducing vehicle weight and without compromising part strength or integrity. “Every single aspect of what we do is geared towards excellence. We look forward to taking advantage of Jabil’s growing ecosystem of certified materials, processes and machines to boost parts availability and overall productivity,” said Antoine Magnan, Head of Partnerships, Renault Sport Racing.
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