In its 20th year of participation at the Formula Student (FS) competition, Brunel University London’s race team was supported by Renishaw.
Metal additive manufacturing (AM) expertise was contributed by Renishaw engineers to help Brunel Racing create a manifold part for the team’s BR-XX car, which was used to compete at FS-UK in Silverstone and FS-ATA in Italy, both in July.
Matthew Crouch, a mechanical engineering student and one of the managers of the Brunel Racing team, says: “Renishaw’s expertise and advice on how to design a part for the additive manufacturing process was invaluable. To design for AM, both overhangs could not be more than 55° from the vertical axis, and each part required smooth transitions of cross sectional thickness. AM proved itself to be a much more suitable manufacturing method than a traditional approach. The final part performs better in the car due to its increased strength, and we also had the benefit of reduced post processing.”
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