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ETSEIB Motorsport drives to Formula Student with 3D printed end-use parts

Additive manufacturing is paying off for the Spanish student racing team . The young engineers started to use 3D printing to increase efficiency. The team has fully incorporated AM to customize their electric cars for this year’s Formula Student. 

To 3D print the customized end-use cooling ducts for brakes, the team uses the , an FFF 3D printer that incorporates a HEPA filter and an active carbon filter, combined with the Hotend X. The competing students print from PAHT CF 15, a high-temperature polyamide carbon fiber filament. Offering Young’s modulus of 8.3GPa, this material provides sufficient rigidity, as well as dimensional stability enabled by coping with high temperature, up to 180ºC. The Spanish students found this material ideal as these qualities make the brake cooling ducts withstand the high temperature and external impacts during the race.

ETSEIB Motorsport racing team. Photo via BCN3D.
ETSEIB Motorsport racing team. Photo via BCN3D.

3D printing versus the traditional method

The alternative would be carbon fiber cloth stacking, requiring more resources and budget. According to ETSEIB Motorsport’s calculations, using traditional methods would cost them EUR 690, while 3D printing a part costs them EUR 32.5, manufactured only in 8.5 hours. 

ETSEIB Motorsport compares the price of end-use parts using 3D printing versus carbon fiber manufacturing. Image via BCN3D.
ETSEIB Motorsport compares the price of end-use parts using 3D printing versus carbon fiber manufacturing. Image via BCN3D.

The Spanish Engineering team also explained, that although carbon fiber cloth stacking parts are lighter, PA end-parts may last longer. Gravel or tire chips can damage the fiber components when the car is driven at high speed – the team finds the printed parts less fragile.

ETSEIB Motorsport's 3D printed end-use parts. Photos via BCN3D.
ETSEIB Motorsport’s 3D printed end-use parts. Photos via BCN3D.

Speeding up by 3D printing 

, an Australian motor racing team is also using 3D printing technology from to produce customized parts for its race cars. Australia-based 3D printing solutions provider, Triple Eight has been able to use HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology to 3D print a number of parts for a race car steering wheel, in partnership with . Designers claim, the 3D printing technology enables them to customize the wheel, optimize its weight, decrease costs and accelerate production time.

For faster car customization, , a specialist in upgrading Tesla vehicles is an early user of new material, Tough 1500. The high impact strength of Formlabs’s new resin enables the safer and faster mounting of the sensors in the car’s bumper, according to the Tesla customizer company.

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Featured Image shows ETSEIB Motorsport racing car with 3D printed cooling ducts. Photo via BCN3D.

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