McLaren Automotive to rely on Divergent DAPS to additively manufacture automotive parts

Divergent continues to sign collaborations with premium car manufacturers. On the heels of Bugatti, the developer of an end-to-end software hardware production system for industrial digital manufacturing, signs a multi-year collaboration with McLaren Automotive to enhance its use of Additive Manufacturing (AM).

McLaren ambitions to integrate new and more complex designs into its vehicle architecture, whilst achieving better manufacturing efficiencies and supporting a more sustainable supply chain.

To do so, the Divergent Adaptive Production System (DAPSTM) will be used to 3D print chassis components for the OEM’s supercars – the ultimate goal being to reduce weight and improve dynamic performance – all areas which are core to the McLaren DNA.

We’re excited to work with Divergent who, like McLaren, have demonstrated a commitment to manufacturing and engineering innovation. This technology will help us to further reduce weight in our complex structures, which will ultimately benefit the driving experience of our customers and support McLaren’s mission to push the boundaries of performance,” Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive states.

So far, McLaren’s use of AM has often been shared in the context of its Formula One activities. Hopefully, the collaboration between Divergent and McLaren Automotive will enable us to discover the OEM’s other facets of production projects.

“Our collaboration speaks to McLaren’s commitment to adopting the highest performance technology to push the envelope on customer experience. DAPS offers automotive manufacturers the means to harness computing power to deliver fully optimized, digitally manufactured structures with unparalleled design freedom”, Kevin Czinger, CEO, Divergent concludes.

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