Stratasys have embarked on a partnership to support a customer who represents a winning performance while holding a competitive edge. They seek to provide such an outstanding service that serves demanding industry leaders that have an eye for innovation. McLaren Racing is now being provided with additive manufacturing solutions. Stratasys’ partnership with the Formula 1 team is one like no other as the it provices a steady future of manufacturing and customisation on demand.
Formula 1 cars race at extremely high speeds (up to 227 mph) and are capable of a range of extraordinary feats like lateral acceleration. Racing Director of McLaren Racing, Eric Boullier, recently said, “It has become clear that motorsport’s reliance on rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, and the ability to radically cut time to market, is increasing.” 3D printing is becoming vital in achieving this innovation in manufacturing processes with the ability to model, build and evaluate new components for their unique cars in a time effective manner.
Stratasys’ partnership is first and most importantly about technology. The partnership differs from the ordinary measurement of partnerships such as reach and brand awareness. It seeks to provide a fast move of technology in innovative ways to mutually benefit supplier right through to end consumer. Industrial additive manufacturing in automotive industries is moving rapidly forward with its growth potential unknown.