Reprinted from the Stratasys Blog: By Allen Kreemer, Stratasys, Inc.
Additive manufacturing (AM) has been crucial in the motor sports world for years. In the race for speed and performance, it has been
a lynchpin for design and testing. Now, race teams are revealing that AM parts will go far beyond review and evaluation. They have
found that AM is ready to hit the track and endure the rigors of high-speed racing.
Motor sports are using AM for direct digital manufacturing (DDM) of production parts. In doing so, teams have demonstrated that additively manufactured parts have the quality and durability to meet the demands of racecars of all types. This trend has been developing for years, but until recently, teams have held DDM as a closely guarded secret that gives them a competitive edge.