The Sauber F1 Team has officially taken delivery of a 3D printer built by Additive Industries.
The Sauber F1 Team has officially taken delivery of a 3D printer built by Additive Industries.

The Sauber F1 Team has officially taken delivery of a 3D printer built by Additive Industries as part of a three-year technology partnership.

According to the company, Sauber Motorsport AG has over 10 years of experience in additive manufacturing in plastics and the Team is now expanding its 3D printing competences and capabilities to metals. The investment in two MetalFAB1 systems will reportedly help reduce manufacturing cycle time of wind tunnel models and F1 race cars as well as third-party business. 

‘In this partnership we will enable the professionals of the Sauber F1 Team to accelerate in the metal additive manufacturing domain,’ said Daan A J Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries. ‘We are grateful that in return, we can use the brand new and state-of-the-art production facility of Sauber in Hinwil as a training facility for our European customer base.’  

This story is reprinted from material from Additive Industries, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.