Airtech 3D printed composite tooling aids race team challenge

Airtech Advanced Materials Group announces it has been named a Brumos Racing Technical Partner.

Airtech teamed with BBi Autosport to produce 3D-printed moulds and composite production parts for a newly updated Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport for the Brumos Racing team. Helmed by racing legend, David Donohue and brandishing the famous Brumos Racing livery, this state-of-the-art vehicle can be seen in competition at the 100th running of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on June 26, 2022.

During this partnership, Airtech assisted BBi Autosport's vehicle manufacture by providing aerodynamic enhancements to the Porsche race car using 3D printed mould tooling manufactured with Airtech's Dahltram printing resins and Print-Tech in-house 3D printing service. The specialised, lightweight components were produced on these moulds using NEXX Technologies carbon fibre prepreg, distributed by Airtech.

The new 3D printed parts provide Brumos Racing with increased efficiency, flexibility, drastically compressed schedule and improved aerodynamics for maximum performance during competition. Brumos Racing has quickly adopted cutting-edge technologies to improve its car design and provide performance advantages. With Airtech additive manufacturing resins and composite tooling capabilities, Brumos Racing is exploring new opportunities for higher performance and more efficient parts.

Airtech’s Dahltram resin range is suitable for multiple print platforms and offers production flexibility with end-use material approvals. Continuous thermal cycle testing, pressure leak testing, laser surface scanning and contact material testing have generated data that supports more than 350 autoclave cycles without degrading the Dahltram tooling. Airtech Advanced Materials Group has Dahltram additive manufacturing resins and Print-Tech large-scale 3D printed tool capabilities in the US and Europe.

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