EOS has entered into a three-year technical partnership with Williams Grand Prix Engineering and Williams Advanced Engineering to bring its additive manufacturing expertise into Formula One.
The partnership will complement EOS’ manufacturing processes and provide direct high-level insights to Williams Advanced Engineering in order to help them develop their own additive manufacturing project.
Williams is using Alumide and Carbonmide from EOS as standard production materials. Alumide is primarily used to create stable components for functional testing, right from engine ancillaries to full gearbox assemblies. Carbonmide is used for producing parts of Formula One cars with carbon composite laminates where higher strength is required.
As part of the agreement, EOS has provided Williams with the EOSINT P 760, a modular plastic additive manufacturing system with a huge building volume of 700 mm x 380 mm x 580 mm, for producing polymer parts with better part size and productivity.
Stuart Jackson, Regional Manager at EOS for the UK stated: “The partnership will allow EOS and Williams to jointly expose selected customers to the world of Formula One with the aim of illustrating the use of AM in this technically advanced industry.”
“Through its Williams Advanced Engineering business, Williams provides technical innovation that transfers Formula One technology solutions focusing on sustainability and energy efficiency to mainstream industries such as automotive, motorsport, transport, energy and other sectors. As such, the partnership is a perfect fit for us as we truly believe that all parties involved will highly benefit from this interchange of ideas.”
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