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Carbon Performance 3D prints high-performance suspension upright for Lotus Elise

Carbon Performance 3D prints high-performance suspension upright for Lotus Elise

Written by David

November 28, 2018

In a few years, it’ll be hard to believe cars were ever manufactured without 3D printers. From replacement parts for antique Mercedes to entire electric motorcycles to elaborate wheels , the 3D printing wave is flooding the automotive industry, and that’s just what’s happened in the last couple of weeks. Add to that list a 3D printed high-performance suspension upright from Carbon Performance for the Lotus Elise sports car. Carbon Performance aims to remind the world that the United Kingdom, specifically Yorkshire in northern England, is a hub of innovation. This suspension upright boasts some noteworthy features, such as the fact that it’s 25% lighter than the original assembly; that’s partly because it’s all aluminum and partly because it consolidated nine parts into one organic shape, which also increased camber stiffness by 25%. Artificial intelligence co-designed the piece, guiding material to load-bearing areas while cutting mass where possible. A […]

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