Manifolds in motorsports applications should be as light and compact as possible to minimize their impact on acceleration and center of gravity, and to support efforts to limit volume claims. Additive manufacturing (AM) creates opportunities to reduce weight, build unconventional, organic shapes, and consolidate assembly – all without adding cost to achieve complexity.
AM fluid handling components resolve the issues of traditionally manufactured components and are an excellent fit for pneumatic and hydraulic connectors, as well as sensory, exhaust, and damping systems. Because AM significantly reduces reliance on custom tooling, accelerating time-to-track is a significant benefit of using this technology. This application brief discusses how additive manufacturing can be used to bring better performance to fluid handling components in motorsports, along with a clear explanation of the AM workflow and best practices.
Download the application brief to learn:
- The benefits of using additive manufacturing for fluid handling components
- Design for additive tips
- Critical success factors when bringing on additive manufacturing for fluid handling components