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Fast just got Faster. How many parts can you print during an F1 race?

Tyler Rex

with Williams Racing

Formula One is the world’s fastest and most prestigious motor racing competition and the pinnacle of technical innovation. That’s why Williams Racing has chosen Nexa3D to bring speed, innovation and efficiency to its additive manufacturing processes. By using the NXE400, Williams Racing can manufacture complex, lightweight parts in minutes.

How fast can you go? Your challenge.

Example of a y-coupler
Example of a y-coupler

The most recent race on the calendar, The Formula 1 Pirelli British Grand Prix has just taken place. It’s considered one of the fastest tracks on the calendar with drivers achieving top speeds of 329.5kph over a 306.198 km race distance.

George Russell, one of the Williams Racing drivers completed the race in 1hour, 58 minutes and 23 seconds.

How many parts could you print during this time?

Applying your current processes and 3D printing technology, calculate how long it takes you to produce a part.

Take this example of a y-coupler.

By optimizing the design and placing as many parts on the build plate as possible, we can build 81 parts on one plate in twelve minutes (x45 NAT, 200 ÎĽm) on an NXE400 printer.

Once you know how long it takes to produce the optimum number of parts on one plate, calculate how many parts you could print during George’s race time. Factor in any post processing requirements.

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