Stratasys and Don Schumacher Racing have announced a new collaboration agreement, with the latter leveraging on advanced Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology from the former to accelerate prototyping and new component part design for continued race track dominance.
As the winningest team in the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), the largest auto racing organization in the world, Don Schumacher Racing is not resting on its laurels as it joins a growing list of Stratasys customers in tapping on additive manufacturing (AM) for competitive high-performance environments.
Don Schumacher Motorsports, the production arm of Don Schumacher Racing, is currently producing prototypes and final parts with the Fortus 450mc and F370 3D printers. Whenever there’s a design or idea for a project or concept part, the team can design, print, test fit and function rapidly at a low cost. This allows them to be more innovative and translates to consistent performance on the track.
Key applications include – chassis or weldment fixturing, prototype development, final design proof-of-concept, and finished ultralight usable components. With the printers already integrated at the fabrication workshop, the team is producing high-performance parts that can withstand competitive racing environments for their racing teams.
“They are a great example of additive manufacturing at work – and we’re excited to work alongside the team and tackle the most extreme challenges across their production environment,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President at Stratasys.