3D lightweight flexure joints for the Stuttgart University racing team
The F0711-13 race car from the University of Stuttgart was able to prevail against competitors from all over the world at the Speedway Michigan and won the FSAE Michigan competition for the fourth time in a row, after 2016, 2017 and 2018. The racing team thus continued to secure first place in the world rankings of the international Formula Student Combustion competition. Congratulations!
This winning car is the only 3D printed component in the series. More precisely, there are 4 parts per race car. We are pleased that we were able to contribute to the success of the racing team with the so-called “Flexure Joints”. The parts are made of titanium and were printed without distortion in 15 hours.
The advantages of the additive component are obvious: In addition to a flow-neutral wishbone, there was a 48% weight saving and 33% better flow to the side boxes.
We at Bionic Production were pleased to contribute our expertise in the additive production of titanium components for the F00711-13 racing car and its successor, the F0711-14. A special manufacturing strategy for titanium makes it possible to build flexure joints and other titanium components with high quality and process reliability.
We wish everyone from the Stuttgart racing team continued success!
All details about this successful project can be read here.