Sauber F1 Team manufactures car with Eindhoven 3D metal printer

Additive Industries from Eindhoven delivers 3D metal printers to the Sauber F1 Team. The Swiss team has bought two copies of the Metalfab1. Within two years Sauber will buy even more modules from the Eindhoven company.

The 3D metal printers are not only used for the production of components for the racing team. Sauber is planning to use the modules for the production of parts for external parties as well.

Sauber does not only buy the printers, Additive Industries will also support the race team with the development of the necessary knowledge to work with the 3D metal printers. The Swiss have been experienced with printing plastic parts for ten years now, but metal is new to them.

Additive Industries wants to become the leading manufacturer in the field of 3D metal print systems in markets such as aerospace, automotive, medical implants and high tech mechanical engineering.

Sauber paved the way for the careers of top drivers like Michael Schumacher, Kimi Räikkönen, Felipe Massa and Sergio Perez. In addition, the Sauber F1 Team features one of the most advanced wind tunnels for the automotive.

“We are proud that we have been invited to be a part of the Sauber formula one team as a technology partner. Both the professionalism of the Sauber F1 Team and their drive for technological innovation beautifully fits in our pursuit of industrial perfection”, Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries, said.

Sauber F1 Team CEO & Team Principal, Monisha Kaltenborn, is also very pleased with the collaboration: “Since this innovative production technology is still in its infancy, it’s an ideal moment for us to meet the challenge with our new partner. Herewith we are deepening our knowledge and we are developing new insights in this industrial field.”

Translated by: Bob

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