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3D printing helps American Magic fly across the water for the America’s Cup

3D printing helps American Magic fly across the water for the America’s Cup

Written by David

May 29, 2019

“The America’s Cup is a racing event like none other and tests the limits of design and manufacturing,” said Robyn Lesh, Design Team Engineer at American Magic. “Solid aerodynamics is truly the key, as our vessels must essentially ‘fly’ over the water with durable, extremely light-weight parts for racing. Whether it’s for developing prototypes, controllers, brackets or fittings.” American Magic has integrated 3D printing technology from Stratasys to produce reliable, repeatable final parts for its competitive sailing yacht. And what better way to develop lightweight, durable parts than with 3D printing and carbon fiber materials? The New York Yacht Club, American Magic, recently went into an agreement with Stratasys to help develop parts for their vessels that will race in the 36th America’s Cup. American Magic is a combination of three elite racing programs and a leading yacht club. This group joined forces to win the America’s Cup, the […]

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