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Additive Manufacturing of motorsport upright brackets

By 4Manufacturing(R) 12/02/2021

Racing ahead with additive manufacturing...

The MTC, in partnership with Oxford Brookes formula one students has used AM to produce titanium uprights, enabling a weight saving of 50%?The motorsport car was awarded: TOP UK Team Overall and 2nd Overall.

MTC engineers and Oxford Brookes had to design, manufacture titanium complex uprights within four weeks for the motorsport race car. Key challenges for this project included: 

Producing fully functioning parts by AM that could be validated for racing. This included design, manufacture, inspection and machining.
Achieving the optimum weight savings whilst maintaining safety margins for extreme loads experienced on track.

Read the full case study here. Thank you to MTC for sharing their case study.

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