Stratasys, a specialist in polymer 3D printing solutions, and Australian distributor TCL Hofmann announced that the Walkinshaw Andretti United (WAU) motorsport team has chosen Stratasys FDM 3D printing technology. For this, the team also relies on a Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D printer in its new AM hub.
“Every second counts not only on the track but also in the workshop” said Bruce Stewart, Team Principal at Walkinshaw Andretti United. “We use 3D printing to prototype and produce parts much faster than we could through traditional methods. At the same time, the high-performance standards of Stratasys industrial printers and materials means these parts also perform exceptionally well, despite the extreme heat, dirt, and vibration that go with Supercars racing. As such, Stratasys and TCL Hofmann make great partners for our team.”
The Fortus450mc, WAU’s second FDM printer from Stratasys, processes more than two dozen materials and offers top reliability – ideal for tooling and end-use parts.
The 3D printers are stationed in the TCL Hofmann | Stratasys Smart Manufacturing Hub, which is adjacent to WAU’s vehicle assembly area. Visitors can learn about the possibilities of 3D printing here.
WAU is one of the most successful Supercars Championships teams in the history of the category, with multiple driver and team championships and eight wins at the Bathurst 1000.
“Stratasys is proud to be the Official 3D Printing Partner of Walkinshaw Andretti United,” said Stratasys Australia General Manager Ben Darling. “The best racing teams around the world trust Stratasys for the highest performance and reliability and it’s made possible thanks to the deep local expertise of our partners like TCL Hofmann.”
Find out more about Stratasys at stratasys.com.
For more information about TCL Hofmann, please visit tclhofmann.com.au.