Sauber Technologies to install EOS P 500 3D printer as companies announce partnership

EOS and Sauber Systems have signed a a few-year additive manufacturing know-how partnership that will originally focus on the additive manufacture of pieces within motor racing.

The providers agreed the collaboration at the latest F1 Grand Prix in Barcelona, Spain and will blend their abilities to emphasis on the manufacturing and optimisation of aerodynamic spoiler designs, finish-use elements for race cars and trucks and manufacturing aids. Sauber will install an EOS P 500 process in 2022 and at first operate EOS’ Polyamide 12 PA 2200 product.

Sauber Technologies is a renowned user of additive producing know-how by way of its financial investment in 3D printing technological know-how from 3D Devices, post-processing components from Rösler AM Answers and its very long-term partnership with Additive Industries. For Sauber and other motor racing firms, additive producing technological innovation facilitates structure innovation and the output of pieces in brief development and producing cycles.

EOS P 500 systems is said to have a develop price two times as quickly as the EOS P 396, utilizes two 70-watt lasers for exact power input and brings the materials to optimum processing temperature just before software to shorten the time essential for recoating and exposure. With the solution of preheating and cooling the interchangeable body outdoors the P 500 immediately after the print operate, a new create occupation can be commenced in just 15 minutes. The EOS P 500 can also be built-in into existing MES/ERP methods and features a range of procedure checking and technique integration instruments for ‘quality assurance on an industrial scale.’

“We see AM applications in F1 for both prototyping and serial creation where reproducible portion excellent is crucial. Alongside one another with Sauber we are aiming to established new benchmarks in this article,” commented Markus Glasser, Senior Vice President EMEA at EOS. “With additional serial AM programs in F1, automation will be critical far too, enabling higher efficiency and diminished costs for each element. Sauber is the very first shopper for polymer-primarily based AM, integrating this into its creation, such as the set up of an EOS P 500 program.”

Christoph Hansen, COO Sauber Technologies, additional: “EOS and Sauber share the same enthusiasm for application-pushed style and design and the maximum top quality criteria, which we want to offer in motorsports and past. EOS’s firm lifestyle is a excellent in good shape for us, which is why we made the decision to enter this partnership. From a engineering perspective, we co-work with EOS mainly because its ecosystem of associates and sister companies not only allows the end-to-end options we need to have, like automation, but provides us with very custom made answers by way of AMCM (Additive Manufacturing Customized Devices).”


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Frederic M. Kolodziej

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