ringo wrote:Formula None wrote:Another change is that the diffuser is now made in titanium (highly resistant to heat), using a quick prototyping technique.
So some kind of rapid prototyping for metals, if they're correct on this. SLS or electron beam welding. I'm still of the opinion that it started life as sheet metal though.
Scarbs, you out there man? Can you confirm with any sources at McLaren on the process they used?
It didn't start life as a sheet. It started life as powder. I've been saying this a while now and people find it hard to believe.
Either powder or a block of titanium was machined and i don't think they would machine a block to create something 3mm thick.
That diffuser was simply printed.
My laptop was machined from a block of aluminium, and parts of it are less that 2mm thick?