Multi-year collaboration agreement builds on decades of experience, empowering Stratasys customers with FDM technology to win in challenging, competitive racing environments
SOLIDWORKS WORLD - Enabling leaders across professional racing to gain a competitive edge with state-of-the-art 3D printing, Stratasys (NASDAQ: SSYS) today unveiled a new collaboration agreement with Andretti Autosport. A top performer in IndyCar, Indy Lights, Rallycross and Formula E, Andretti aims to leverage advanced FDM technology and materials to accelerate design and development of the team's diverse racing platforms.
The team at Andretti leverage the Stratasys Fortus 450mc 3D Printer to speed design and development. Pictured from the team (L-R): Eric Bretzman, Technical Director; Michael Andretti, CEO; Aaron Marney, Senior Development Engineer (Photo: Business Wire)
"We have been looking for the right partner to add 3D capability to our design and development activities for a while now," said Andretti Autosport COO Rob Edwards. "We couldn't be more thrilled to establish a relationship with the industry leader, Stratasys. Since the machines were commissioned they have been operating at capacity and we look forward to seeing the benefits of our expanded capability on the race-track in 2019."
Andretti joins Stratasys customers competing across a wide range of high performance sports - from professional auto racing and motor cross to the winter games - capitalizing on 3D printing to accelerate design iterations, workflows and final part production. Leveraging the technology to become significantly more competitive on the track, Andretti will advance both design and production cycles using both the Stratasys F370™ and Fortus® 450mc™ 3D Printers.
"We are excited to join the Andretti Autosport family and look forward to working together in the coming years," said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President at Stratasys. "We see that Stratasys High Performance FDM solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world's top motorsports teams and manufacturers. We believe that our highly reliable engineering grade printers and wide choice of high-performance materials are the perfect fit for the extreme challenges our motorsport customers face."
Moving forward, the team - led by Michael Andretti - will continue to make significant strides in converting parts via in-house 3D printing. Andretti kicks into high gear with the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season - beginning on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, March 10 and continues through September with 17 rounds of competition.
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Led by racing legend Michael Andretti, Andretti Autosport boasts a wide racing portfolio rooted in tradition and designed for success.
Under the banners of Andretti Autosport, Andretti Rallycross and Andretti Formula E, the Indianapolis-based team fields multiple entries across the IndyCar Series, Indy Lights, the FIA Formula E Championship, the GT4 America Series and Americas Rallycross. Additionally, the team competes as Walkinshaw Andretti United in the Australian Supercars category through partnership with Walkinshaw Racing and United Autosports.
The global racing enterprise boasts four IndyCar Series championships, three Indy Lights titles, one Pro Mazda championship and one USF2000 championship, and has captured victory five times at the famed Indianapolis 500-Mile Race. Additionally, the team holds two X Games Gold Medals and four U.S. rallycross championships.
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Stratasys is a global leader in additive manufacturing or 3D printing technology and is the manufacturer of FDM® and PolyJet™ 3D Printers. The company's technologies are used to create prototypes, manufacturing tools, and production parts for industries, including aerospace, automotive, healthcare, consumer products and education. For 30 years, Stratasys products have helped manufacturers reduce product-development time, cost, and time-to-market, as well as reduce or eliminate tooling costs and improve product quality. The Stratasys 3D printing ecosystem of solutions and expertise includes: 3D printers, materials, software, expert services, and on-demand parts production. Online at: www.stratasys.com, http://blog.stratasys.com and LinkedIn.