McLaren Racing and Stratasys have entered into a new four-year partnership under which Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions.
As the official supplier of 3D Printing Solutions to the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 team, Stratasys will work with the grand prix team as it increases its rapid manufacturing capacity at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking, UK.
Under the agreement, Stratasys will supply McLaren Racing with FDM and PolyJet based 3D printing machines and materials for visual and functional prototyping, production tooling (including composite tooling), and customised production parts.
Eric Boullier, racing director of McLaren Racing said: “The ability to rapidly model, build and evaluate new components is an invaluable asset for any fast-moving and dynamic racing organisation. But our new partnership with Stratasys will not only increase our output in that area, but also allow us to dynamically explore and utilize…Stratasys’ new 3D printing innovations and solutions.
“It has become clear that motorsport’s reliance on rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing, and the ability to radically cut time to market, is increasing.”
“Stratasys will…gain invaluable feedback and insights from working with ultra-high performance automotive applications, which we can then apply to our mainstream automotive and aerospace customers,” said Ilan Levin, Stratasys CEO.