2/28/2019 | 1 MINUTE READ

Stratasys, Andretti Autosport Partner on High-Performance AM

The collaboration agreement between Andretti and Stratasys is intended to provide customers with FDM technology and materials for challenging, competitive racing environments.

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Stratasys has unveiled a collaboration agreement with Andretti Autosport, intended to enable leaders across professional racing to gain a competitive edge with 3D printing. A top performer in IndyCar, Indy Lights, Rallycross and Formula E, Andretti says that it aims to leverage advanced FDM technology and materials to accelerate design and development of the team’s diverse racing platforms.

“We have been looking for the right partner to add 3D capability to our design and development activities for a while now,” says Rob Edwards, Andretti Autosport COO. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to establish a relationship with the industry leader, Stratasys. Since the machines were commissioned they have been operating at capacity and we look forward to seeing the benefits of our expanded capability on the race track in 2019.”

According to Stratasys, Andretti joins customers competing across a wide range of high-performance sports—from professional auto racing and motorcross to the winter games—capitalizing on 3D printing to accelerate design iterations, workflows and final part production. In using the technology to become more competitive on the track, Andretti expects to advance both design and production cycles using both the Stratasys F370 and Fortus 450mc 3D printers. Moving forward, the team—led by Michael Andretti—will continue to convert parts via in-house 3D printing.

“We look forward to working together in the coming years,” says Pat Carey, senior vice president at Stratasys. “We believe that our highly reliable engineering grade printers and wide choice of high-performance materials are the perfect fit for the extreme challenges our motorsport customers face.”

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