3D printed composites for student racing

Composite parts manufactured by US-based CRP USA have been used to make a number of parts for a student racing car in Australia.

Over the years, a partnership between composite specialist CRP USA and the University of Victoria Formula SAE student racing team in Australia has created many functional parts made of CRP's Windform SP and Windform XT 2.0 carbon fiber filled composites for the team's racing car, designed to compete at the design competition organized by SAE International.

These parts include the steering wheel and elements of an engine lubrication system, which have become integral parts of the racing car manufactured by the team.

According to CRP, the materials have improved versatility, mechanical properties and durability. One of the latest examples comes from the world of Formula SAE.

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