At Graphite, we regularly build parts for motorsport vehicles both for wind-tunnel testing applications and functional performance parts. These can be found across Formula 1 cars and other race series vehicles.
3D printing technology is deeply ingrained in the motorsport industry, and race teams, in many different formulae, benefit from the competitive advantage it can provide.
Motor racing teams, originally Formula 1 – as the leading edge, have been early adopters of 3D printing / additive manufacturing, for both test parts and functional on-car components. Graphite run Ceramic-like SLA materials to build stable, super-smooth body sections for wind-tunnel model cars, supplying them to Formula 1 teams and their engineering off-shoots.
We recommend our SinterWorx C6 SLS material as the “gold-standard” for functional race car parts, with typical applications being ducts, brackets wings and brake caps. We also supply tooling solutions to aid in composite part production.
We are involved in all levels of competitive motorsport, supplying parts for university-based, Formula Student teams at one end of the spectrum and the Bloodhound SSC world land speed record project at the other.