Williams Racing adopts Nexa3D SLA 3D printing tech for wind tunnel testing parts

Nexa3D has delivered its NXE400 stereolithography 3D printing system to Formula One team Williams Racing after the companies entered into a partnership.

Williams Racing will use Nexa3D’s stereolithography technology to produce functional wind tunnel parts for aero testing purposes and, in doing so, expects to save significantly on time. Typically, the design and manufacture of wind tunnel components is said to take hours, but the company believes it can reduce that to minutes with the NXE400 platform.

The NXE400 was selected by Williams Racing for its ability to print at speeds of 1Z centimetre per minute, tackle complex geometry and reduce weight, material usage and waste. Combining the hardware’s capabilities with the NexaX software, which uses modern computation architecture, the partners expect the file-to-part process to be accelerated.

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