The next installment of the Battle of the Tech series - Resin Rivals: SLA, P3 DLP, and PolyJet. Register Now!
USA & Canada
USA & Canada
NASCAR racing with 3d-printed Stratasys Direct air ducts

Stratasys Direct Prints Production Parts for NASCAR Next Gen Cars

Stratasys Partners with NASCAR

Brandon Thomas

NASCAR teamed with Stratasys Direct Manufacturing to produce 3D-printed airflow ventilation units for its fleet of Next Gen racecars.  The windshield ducts were printed in Belton, Texas, on the SAF™ powered H350™ printer, which is designed specifically for production consistency, a competitive and predictable cost per part, and complete production control for volumes up to thousands of parts.

The new 3D-printed parts provide NASCAR with enhanced performance, flexibility, cost savings and improved aerodynamics, and are being used by every team that competes in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Pictured right: Brandon Thomas, NASCAR Event Management Managing Director, Vehicle systems R&D - Innovation - Chassis

xFoxMz2eUoAmXuC9adqrL2

“The Next Gen car could not have been completed without the collaboration with NASCAR Competition Partners like Stratasys and Stratasys Direct Manufacturing. They delivered not only as a supplier but as a consultant on this project. They provided us with strategic direction on design, materials, and the right additive manufacturing technologies to use to create the highest performance parts for the Next Gen cars.”

NASCAR racing with 3d-printed Stratasys Direct air ducts

The ventilation units were printed using SAF­™ High Yield PA11, then cleaned, finished, dyed and shot-blasted using DyeMansion post-processing equipment. The airflow ducts are mounted onto the racecars’ windshields directing air from the outside onto the drivers’ chests and legs to keep them comfortable during extreme temperatures. These production components are now mandatory parts on every Next Gen racecar.

Download NASCAR SAF air duct Case Study

“Having worked with Stratasys for more than 18 years, we’re continually impressed by the quality, speed, and flexibility that additive manufacturing offers... Our work together has helped move the racing world forward through new technologies that improve the sport.”

SAF_Technology_Mesh_Grill

Want to see and feel the material with your own hands?

Request SAF­™ Sample Part

1 or 100s of parts, leading companies trust Stratasys Direct for on-demand manufacturing

GET INSTANT QUOTE

You Might Be Interested In

sdm delivers nascar

Stratasys Direct Manufacturing Delivers NASCAR-Grade Auto Components in Record Time

When Joe Gibbs needed automotive racing parts tough enough to withstand competition & attractive enough to do their team’s sponsors proud, they came to us.

View more
an engineer assembles a 3d printed automotive fixture for mahle

3D Printing Automotive Fixtures Case Study

Automotive parts supplier MAHLE gets up to speed on the full capabilities and associated benefits of 3D printing fixtures.

View more
3D printed SLA engine prop by Stratasys Direct

Stratasys Direct

Offering 3D printing services for small design shops to Fortune 100 companies. Benefit from our huge manufacturing capacity and custom workflows.

View more
H350™ SAF™ Technology Printer

H350™ SAF™ Technology Printer

The SAF™ powered H350 powder bed fusion 3D printer controls production and costs. Grow your business through high-volume 3D printing and consistent end-use functional parts.

View more

FDM® 3D Printers

FDM 3D printers use durable thermoplastics to make prototypes, tooling and production parts faster and for lower cost than traditional manufacturing methods.

View more
sdm delivers nascar

When Joe Gibbs needed automotive racing parts tough enough to withstand competition & attractive enough to do their team’s sponsors proud, they came to us.

an engineer assembles a 3d printed automotive fixture for mahle

Automotive parts supplier MAHLE gets up to speed on the full capabilities and associated benefits of 3D printing fixtures.

3D printed SLA engine prop by Stratasys Direct

Offering 3D printing services for small design shops to Fortune 100 companies. Benefit from our huge manufacturing capacity and custom workflows.

H350 powder bed fusion 3D printer

The SAF™ powered H350 powder bed fusion 3D printer controls production and costs. Grow your business through high-volume 3D printing and consistent end-use functional parts.

FDM 3D printers use durable thermoplastics to make prototypes, tooling and production parts faster and for lower cost than traditional manufacturing methods.