Makes sense. And I guess they will use it now still, but without a technical partnership there is no need to talk about it.M840TR wrote: ↑Thu May 21, 2020 8:59 amThey did have several 3d printed trial front wings in 2018...mwillems wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 9:45 pmMclarens 3d printing...
https://www.mclaren.com/racing/partners ... rformance/
We just heard about it in several articles in 2017, likely due to a partnership with Stratasys. Then heard nothing as far as I can see. Didn't realise that was 3 years ago, seems sooner.
Would be great to know what parts they use it for now and why, why the lead times are etc....
Imagine the day they could 3d print a whole new front wing in a few hours to exact flexibility and strength specifications, that could be the revolutionary equivalent of carbon fibre entering F1. The time and money it would save in development is immense. All those times the new wing was broken and they had to revert to an old wing, gone.
I wonder if PhilipM can get any insider knowledge about Mclarens use of 3d printing?
https://www.3dnatives.com/en/formula-1- ... 281020194/
it also says the partnership with Stratasys was for 4 years and indeed they are on the Mclaren Partners page.