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Andretti Autosports utilises additive technology by Stratasys

| Editor: Steffen Donath

Andretti’s No. 28 hits the track. The company currently leverages a Stratasys F370 and Fortus 450mc 3D Printer.
Andretti’s No. 28 hits the track. The company currently leverages a Stratasys F370 and Fortus 450mc 3D Printer. (Source: Indycar)

Stratasys will collaborate with Andretti Autosports on competitive 3D-printing solutions for the racing platforms.

“We have been looking for the right partner to add 3D capability to our design and development activities for a while now,” said Andretti Autosport COO Rob Edwards. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to establish a relationship with the industry leader, Stratasys. Since the machines were commissioned, they have been operating at capacity and we look forward to seeing the benefits of our expanded capability on the race-track in 2019.”

The team at Andretti leverage the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer to speed design and development. Pictured from the team (L-R): Eric Bretzman, Technical Director; Michael Andretti, CEO; Aaron Marney, Senior Development Engineer.
The team at Andretti leverage the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer to speed design and development. Pictured from the team (L-R): Eric Bretzman, Technical Director; Michael Andretti, CEO; Aaron Marney, Senior Development Engineer. (Source: Stratasys)

Andretti joins Stratasys customers competing across a wide range of high performance sports – from professional auto racing and motor cross to the winter games - capitalizing on 3D printing to accelerate design iterations, workflows and final part production. Leveraging the technology to become significantly more competitive on the track, Andretti will advance both design and production cycles using both the Stratasys F370™ and Fortus 450mc 3D Printers.

“We are excited to join the Andretti Autosport family and look forward to working together in the coming years,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President at Stratasys. “We see that Stratasys High Performance FDM solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. We believe that our highly reliable engineering grade printers and wide choice of high-performance materials are the perfect fit for the extreme challenges our motorsport customers face.”

Moving forward, the team – led by Michael Andretti – will continue to make significant strides in converting parts via in-house 3D printing. Andretti kicks into high gear with the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season - beginning on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, March 10 and continues through September with 17 rounds of competition.

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