Sauber F1 Racing wanted to grow as a tech company. Additive Industries from Eindhoven was looking for training facilities for their European customers.
This resulted in the Sauber F1 Team officially installing their first MetalFAB1 system in Hinwil, Switzerland, this week. This is part of a three-year long collaboration with Additive Industries. With more than ten years experience in additive manufacturing in plastics, the Sauber F1 Teamis now expanding their 3D printing capacity to metals.
“This collaboration enables the Sauber F1 Team professionals to make advances in the 3D metal printing domain”, said Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries. “We are grateful that, in return, we can make use of the brand-new, state-of-the-art Sauber production facilities in Hinwil, as training facilities for our European customer base.” Sauber is also looking forward to the collaboration. “This investment marks the Sauber F1 Team’s transition to a broader technological company. It is, therefore, also a important part of our long term vision”, added Pascal Picci, Chairman of Sauber Holding AG.
Source and photo: Brainport Eindhoven