Stratasys signed an agreement with Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports – a competitor in the NTT IndyCar Series. The team is leveraging Stratasys’ Fortus 450mc 3D Printer – capable of printing carbon fiber-reinforced FDM Nylon 12 – and F370 3D Printer as key pieces of its manufacturing process.
Arrow SPM is part of a group of professional racing teams empowered by Stratasys’ additive manufacturing. Integrating 3D printing technology to raise the level of competition, these customers maximize Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) technology to match the extreme demands of high-performance environments. Stratasys’ engineering-grade 3D printers and materials build advanced conceptual models, functional prototypes, manufacturing tools and production parts.
The Fortus 450mc 3D Printer offers FDM Nylon 12 Carbon Fiber and ASA materials. This technology creates functional prototypes, product components, and rugged tooling for strength and stiffness of carbon-filled composite material. The F370 3D Printer is part of the F123 Series.
“Competitive racing demonstrates the power of FDM technology,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President at Stratasys. “As racing teams consistently push the boundaries of innovation, the larger automotive and aerospace industries are taking notice.”
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports boasts 70+ wins, 70 pole positions, and seven championships in Indy Lights. The team also found success in IndyCar with seven wins, two Indianapolis 500 pole positions and three top-five finishes in the championship points standings.
Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports