Feb 22, 2017 | By Tess

3D printing giant Stratasys has entered into a technical partnership with Team Penske, an American professional stock car and open-wheel racing team. The partnership, which comes in the form of a multi-year agreement, will see Stratasys support Team Penske by providing equipment and services for engineering and manufacturing across its NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms.

More specifically, Stratasys will provide Team Penske with its top 3D printing solutions to aid in the manufacturing of tooling and car parts, as well as rapidly manufactured engineering prototypes. According to the company, it will also offer technical support to Team Penske for customized motorsports applications and materials engineering.

Founded in 1965, Team Penske (founded by Roger Penske) has become one of the most recognized teams in motorsports. Not only recognized, however, Team Penske has also been responsible for over 440 major race wins, 500 pole positions, and 29 National Championships in open-wheel, stock car, and sports car racing events. Currently, Team Penske participates in several motorsport competitions, including the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series.

Rich Garrity (Stratasys President, Americas) and Tim Cindric (Team Penske President) 

“Our strategic partnership with Stratasys should keep our manufacturing and engineering processes at the front of the pack,” commented Tim Cindric, President of Team Penske. “Stratasys is on the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technology for automotive applications. Utilizing their equipment and technical support will provide us with another means to put our ideas on the race track first.”

Stratasys, for its part, will be showcasing and highlighting its partnership with the racing team by offerings customers tours of Team Penske’s facility, as well as technical talks and and product demonstrations. The latter are meant to exhibit Stratasys’ “unique solutions and offerings.”

“We are proud to be a part of Team Penske and look forward to working with them over the coming years to drive their NASCAR and IndyCar teams to victory,” said Rich Garrity, President of Stratasys Americas. “Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. The engineering-grade quality, high throughput and wide choice of materials our 3D printing solutions provide are a perfect fit for the customized tools and innovative part designs our automotive customers demand.”

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We are eager to see how 3D printing is integrated into Team Penske’s racecar manufacturing and whether 3D printed parts and components will help lead them to more victories. For now though, we’ll be tuning into the 2017 Monstrer Energy NASCAR Cup Series, and the NASCAR XFINITY Series in Daytona this month to see how Team Penske fares.

Photos: Stratasys

 

 

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