From the Pro Parts Marketplace at 3D Systems’ headquarters to the Oregon State University Formula SAE Team for the 2009 race season!

A description of the DuraForm PA Plastic parts from Jonathan Brady, OSU Formula Team Co-Captain:

“This two-part assembly makes up most of the intake system for our race engine. The large semi-spherical piece is a plenum, which acts as a reservoir of air, and the tapered tube is a runner, which funnels the air to the intake valves on the engine. Because of 3D Systems’ cooperation, these complex geometries were able to be constructed in one week, while it took 4 months of a collaborative design process with a German University to develop the model. Surface quality is excellent and almost allows for a direct bolt-in application. After some preparation, the intake system will be mounted to the dyno for testing. Were it not for 3D Systems’ prowess, this part would not have been possible.”

We wrote about this project last week.
Read the case study from the 2008 season.