The metal AM manufacturer Renishaw and a team of the Brunel University London collaborated to improve the universities race car. A Renishaw’s’ quad-laser RenAM 500Q machine was used to produce a complex geometry that integrated dual-stage fuel injection and an improved port matching between the exhaust manifold and the engine.
The metal printing system allowed the replacement of the usually used carbon fiber and aluminum-fabricated manifold. The part performed better in the car due to its increased strength and also reduced post-processing.
The RenAM 500Q multi-laser machine allows for higher build rates, improved productivity and lower cost per part.
The BR-XX is going to participate in the famous student racing competition Formula Student (FS).