Andretti Autosport has announced that they have invested in a multi-year partnership with Stratasys to leverage on Stratasys’ FDM 3D printing technology to enhance the design and development of its race cars. The motorsport company currently has teams competing in the IndyCar Series, Indy Light, and E racing championships.
Andretti has adopted the Stratasys F370 and 450mc 3D printers and will use them to accelerate design iterations through rapid prototyping, as well as explore final part production for viable components. The move sees Andretti join a long list of Stratasys’ customers, who compete across a wide range of high performance sports from professional auto racing and motor cross to the winter games, and have capitalized on 3D printing to get ahead of the competition.
Rob Edwards, Chief Operating Officer of Andretti Autosport, said that they have been looking for the right partner to add 3D capability to their design and development activities for a while. They could not be more thrilled to establish a relationship with the industry leader, Stratasys. Since the machines were commissioned, they have been operating at capacity and they look forward to seeing the benefits of their expanded capability on the race track in 2019.
Pat Carey, Senior Vice President of Stratasys, said that they are excited to be part of the Andretti Autosport family and look forward to working together in the coming years. Stratasys’ high-performance FDM solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. Stratasys’ highly reliable engineering grade printers and wide choice of high-performance materials are the perfect fit for the extreme challenges that their Motorsport customers face.