Renault F1 Race Team
3D Systems 3D printing solutions help Renault Sport Formula One Team overcome engineering challenges using SLA, SLS and direct metal 3D printing for wind tunnel parts, investment casting patterns through to on-car parts to add driving speed between every race.
“Race after race, new components made of complex composites and aerospace alloys see the light after surviving a harsh selection in the R&D and simulation labs,” explains Renault Sport Formula One Technical Director, Nick Chester. “At the end of a racing season, we expect our race car to be in excess of a second per lap quicker than when we started, and our technical partners have to survive the same ruthless selection. We aren’t interested in relationships that don’t bring value in our quest for performance.”
This requirement for ongoing innovation and active collaboration is the foundation for Renault Sport Formula One Team’s choice of 3D Systems and its array of 3D printing technologies and expertise.