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3D Printed Racing Parts Help Win Indy 500

3D Printed Racing Parts Help Win Indy 500

Written by Paul

December 21, 2020

Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) driver Takuma Sato is the 2020 Indianapolis 500 Champion. To compete for wins in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES requires constant performance and safety based modifications to the car.

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3D printing is used to quickly develop, fit, test and even race multiple parts for the car. It has allowed RLL to speed up and refine the entire process, for design, testing and production of race-ready performance parts and pit-use parts.

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Using an MfgPro230 xS to revisit the brake system Racing in IndyCar is highly demanding on the brake system. The vehicles on track can regularly see temperatures reaching 900°C or higher, which must be cooled down before the next lap for maximum effectiveness. The brake system has ducts that force air into the rotors and calipers when running so the heat can be dissipated. The issue is when the car stops the brakes soak heat. The […]

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