Leveraging Additive Manufacturing in Motorsports the Subject of New SAE International Webcast

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SAE International offers the new, free webcast “Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Car,” which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. U.S. ET.

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In this 45-minute presentation, participants will hear about three examples of motorsports teams that are willing to share how they leverage AM to improve performance.

SAE International offers the new, free webcast “Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Car,” which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. U.S. ET.

Additive manufacturing (AM) is crucial in motorsports. It has long been a key design and testing tool in the race for speed and performance. Now race teams are revealing that AM parts are tough enough for use on the track. This trend toward end-use parts has been building for a long time, but teams can be secretive about what gives them a competitive edge.

In this 45-minute presentation, participants will hear about three examples of motorsports teams that are willing to share how they leverage AM to improve performance: Joe Gibbs Racing, Stewart-Haas Racing, and Prodrive in the U.K. Their stories crush the misconception that AM parts are just for prototyping.

Speakers will include:

  • Allen Kreemer, Direct Digital Manufacturing Technology Leader, Automotive, Stratasys Inc. – Kreemer is Stratasys’ Direct Digital Manufacturing Technology Leader for Automotive. He has seven years of experience in motorsports on various racing teams. He also spent 11 years at Honda R&D at its technical center in central Ohio. While there, he advanced the use of FDM technology and headed up the additive manufacturing lab. He was also supervisor of the CNC and fabrication shop, leading a group of fabricators in a fast-paced research environment. In addition to his professional credentials, Allen is a fan of all kinds of motor racing.
  • Paul Doe, Chief Designer, Rally, Prodrive –Doe is Chief Designer for Prodrive, based in the U.K., and the force behind the new MINI World Rally Championship car. He has worked in motor racing his entire career. For the last 14 years, he has been designing World Rally cars and Le Mans prototypes for companies operating at the highest level. Paul has devoted the last three years to helping Prodrive bring the MINI back to the World Rally Championship.

The Webcast is sponsored by Stratasys and hosted by SAE International.

Moderator will be Lisa Arrigo, Custom Electronic Products Editor, SAE International.

To learn more about “Motor Trends: Additive Manufacturing Drives Production of Race-Ready Cars,” click here. To find the start time in a different time zone, click here.

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