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AP Racing Wins New Business Using 3D Printing

AP Racing, a U.K.-based automotive manufacturer of performance brake and clutch systems for road and race cars, has been involved in every Formula 1 championship since 1967. Always striving to push the boundaries for its customers, AP Racing fi rst established its in-house 3D printing capabilities more than 15 years ago for the prototyping of parts. Before long, AP Racing began to use 3D printing for
tooling and final production parts.
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3D printed FEA plot of a caliper model printed on the Stratasys J750 3D printer.

3D printed FEA plot of a caliper model printed on the Stratasys J750 3D printer.

"In order to secure the business of a prominent F1 client, our team decided to create a 3D printed model of the FEA plot for a clutch component. The resulting model was so accurate and so vivid that the client instantly understood the design decisions and placed an order.”

John Schoon, AP Racing