Video: Bugatti test world’s first 3D printed titanium brake caliper
It has been unveiled more than six months ago and today, we will see how it works. It looks like a Christmas movie worthy of the 3D printing community. Frank Götzke, Head of New Technologies at Bugatti is seen as the main character that will handle a unique mission: enable the test of the world’s first 3D printed titanium brake caliper.
The Bugatti Chiron integrates an 8-liter 16-cylinder quad-turbo engine that produces 1,500 horsepower and that enables the car to reach a speed of 261 mph. The Bugatti team took the 6.4-pound 3D printed titanium caliper to over 250 mph and stopped several times during the test. This speed enables to produce a temperature of more than 1,800°F that set the disc on fire. Without further ado, watch the video of the test:
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