University Race Team Benefits from SLS Engine System
The Oregon State University Formula SAE team used 3D Systems’ Selective Laser Sintering (SLS®) technology for an efficient intake system in its Formula-style race car.
In the past, the OSU Team constructed intakes by hand, using pipes and composite materials - a timeconsuming process that produced inconsistent geometries and ineffective design.
3D Systems, a Team sponsor, used a highly productive Sintering System in its Rapid Manufacturing Center (RMC) and tough DuraForm® PA Plastic to build three complete systems, with four runners and injector
bungs from the plenum to the engine, from the CAD data created by the OSU Team. Thanks to 3D Systems’ Quickparts®, the Sintered intake system evolved in design, complying with SAE regulations, and the final design was raced in competition.
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