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Stratasys partners with Radford Motors as exclusive 3D parts supplier for Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Chris Reese
Chris Reese June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023

More than 70 3D-printed parts included in one-of its kind racecar.

Stratasys Ltd., a leader in polymer 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, is proud to announce it is the exclusive supplier of 3D printed parts for Radford Motors’ Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition racecar. The Radford Type 62-2, with more than 70 Stratasys 3D printed parts, will make its debut at the 101st running of The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 25.

Leveraging Stratasys' advanced additive manufacturing capabilities, the Radford Type 62-2 achieves unrivalled performance with its superior lightweight design. The car, with its 3.5L V6 engine weighs just 1,900 pounds yet generates 710 horsepower, accelerating the vehicle from 0 to 60 miles per hour in under 2.2 seconds and achieving a top speed of 160 mph.

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“This is a 12-mile, 156-turn race with extreme conditions that will challenge the integrity of any vehicle," said Ant Anstead, Co-Founder at Radford Motors. "The Type 62-2 Pikes Peaks Edition needs to have fast acceleration for the short straightaways, the ability to brake fast and navigate hair-pin turns, and deal with altitude and road conditions that put significant stress on the car frame and engine. The team at Stratasys were the perfect partners to help us achieve those results. We are looking forward to seeing the car on the mountain this weekend, with those innovative solutions and designs that will help us thrive under the extreme conditions.

Parts created for the 62-2 by Stratasys include fenders, brake ducts, and radiator cooling ducts. All parts were created in Eden Prairie, Minnesota at Stratasys using the H350, F900, F770, 450mc and F370 printers. In addition to the many parts Stratasys provided for the Radford Type 62-2 Pikes Peak Edition, Stratasys also was responsible for the prototype bodywork and tooling that went into the Type 62-2. 

"This race will push a car to its limits, and it’s important for us, as a partner to Radford, to ensure they are putting the highest-quality parts in their racecar, " said Rich Garrity, Chief Industrial Business Officer, Stratasys. "Using so many 3D printed parts on the Type 62-2 gives Radford a serious competitive edge, as it takes considerable weight off the car, thus improving its overall performance. The 3D-printed parts are also stronger and more resilient, and if something does happen to a part during testing or a practice run, they can recreate that part much faster than a traditionally manufactured part.”

 

Radford motors 3D printed car parts

About Stratasys

Stratasys is leading the global shift to additive manufacturing with innovative 3D printing solutions for aerospace, automotive, consumer products, healthcare, fashion and education industries. Through smart and connected 3D printers, polymer materials, a software ecosystem, and parts on demand, Stratasys solutions deliver competitive advantages at every stage in the product value chain. The world’s leading organizations turn to Stratasys to transform product design, bring agility to manufacturing and supply chains, and improve patient care.

To learn more about Stratasys, visit www.stratasys.com, the Stratasys blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook. Stratasys reserves the right to utilize any of the foregoing social media platforms, including the Company’s websites, to share material, non-public information pursuant to the SEC’s Regulation FD. To the extent necessary and mandated by applicable law, Stratasys will also include such information in its public disclosure filings.

About Radford

Radford is a global luxury automotive brand with a British heart and soul, creating on-trend vehicles based on classic timeless designs. It draws on the heritage and craftsmanship of Harold Radford, the creator of countless bespoke vehicles, to offer customers opulent coachbuilt and personalised cars.

All Radford automobiles will be created around the company’s motto: ‘Design. Build. Drive’. The build process is overseen by Radford co-owner TV star, renowned car builder and automotive craftsman Ant Anstead. 2009 Formula OneTM World Champion Jenson Button is responsible for meticulously tuning each car to offer a superlative driving experience for every Radford client. This is all underpinned by leading business expert Roger Behle.