Optimize Weight, Force, and Inertia More Effectively

Solutions for Metal Structural Component Challenges

  • Topologically optimized aerospace bracket 3D print with the DMP Factory 350 metal powder bed fusion printer by Thales
  • Meet High-Performance Demands

    Race car structural components must be able to perform under extreme conditions. Additive manufacturing allows you to optimize the strength-to-weight ratio for better performance and significantly reduce the time it takes to iterate. The result allows you to identify failures quickly and validate designs faster.

  • Design for Tight Packaging

    Structural systems must often be packaged within very constrained environments. Additive manufacturing meets this challenge by giving you the design and manufacturing flexibility necessary to create parts, such as wishbones and struts, that fit and function within strict dimensions.

  • Inertia Management for Metal Component in Motorsports
  • Better Inertia Management

    Metal structural systems must be able to withstand significant rotational forces. By allowing you to control the race car strength-to-weight ratio more closely, additive manufacturing can give you more control over the forces of inertia, helping you increase efficiency and durability.

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  • Reduce Component Count

    Because metal structural systems must be able to handle high stress, building them out of multiple components increases the number of possible failure points. Our engineers can help you reduce this risk by working with you to create durable, integrated parts that contain fewer components.

  • MTI DMP 3D Printed Part

    Metal Technology (MTI) forges new path with metal 3D printing and English Racing

    English Racing had a design to solve an oil pressure issue for their Mitsubishi Evo, however manufacturing it became the new constraint. With 3D Systems metal AM they were able to product and mount on the car in days, not months

  • 3D printed LaserForm Thales Bracket

    Ebook - The Additive Advantage: Metal 3D Printing and Lightweighting

    Managing the strength-to-weight ratio of metal structural components is key to improving track performance. Check for yourself the basics of reducing component weight with metal AM.

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    Our team can help you solve your most difficult design and production challenges with additive manufacturing solutions. Together we’ll identify your needs, working with you to optimize your designs, prototype, validate and define a manufacturing flow.