At Zmorph, we stick to the principle that nothing is impossible - there are only things that have not been printed yet. The ambitious vision of PWR Racing Team, students from Wrocław University of Science and Technology, corresponds to this idea. In their history, they have designed and built 11 Formula Student cars. In their latest, groundbreaking project - an electric car with autonomous driving systems, they used parts printed on the Zmorph i500 printer.
3D printing offers great opportunities, also applicable in the automotive industry. Although this technology seems young, it has been used for prototyping vehicles for several years now. Our cooperation with PWR Racing Team is a great example of the use of 3D printing in automotive industry. Students from Wrocław University of Science and Technology came to us with ideas and designed models of parts for their latest project. Our role was to advise on the selection of material, prepare models for 3D printing and sponsor their idea. We performed large-size elements with complex geometry, parts requiring high mechanical and temperature resistance. It was a serious test of the capabilities of our printers.
Initially, the cooperation included only a few prints, but working together turned out to be so efficient that it opened huge amounts of creativity in the designers' heads. In the end, many more models were created than planned. As part of the cooperation, we printed, among others:
After printing, some parts were fitted and tested. At this stage, if necessary, we also made minor adjustments to the design. After the final printouts, we also supported PWR Racing Team in emergencies, when a part needed to be replaced at the last minute. Our whole cooperation lasted about 6 months and gave us a lot of satisfaction. The car built by students looks excellent on the track and has already taken part in several Formula Student competitions.
You can read more about the car and its achievements here: https://racing-pwr.pl/bolid/
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