Metal 3D printing aids work of MotoGP motorcycle racing team

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In MotoGP motorcycle racing, technical enhancements can have a big impact. Race winning Moto2 team TransFIORmers is using metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) technology in an unconventional front suspension system to gain a significant competitive advantage.

Using Renishaw’s AM 250 additive manufacturing system, I3D Concept worked in partnership with the TransFIORmers team to optimise the design of its upper wishbone component, one of two attaching the front fork to the chassis and critical to the bike’s steering.