Technology is continually marching forward and one of the newer (I use that term loosely) is that of 3d Printing. The systems allow for fast proto-typing and quick solutions that would otherwise take a lengthy production process. If you’re new to the concept of 3D printing, there are a lot of videos and information out there so do a simple search at places like Markerbot etc.
Now, back to my term “loosely” . While 3D printing may be something relatively new for consumers, it has been in the works for a long time and 3D Systems was an innovator of it over 25 years ago. Here’s proof as Chuck Hull demonstrated:
Here’s the presser from Force India:
Sahara Force India Formula One Team is pleased to announce the signing of a technical partnership with 3D Systems Corporation, a leading supplier of 3D content-to-print solutions. The multi-year deal strengthens the relationship between the two organisations allowing Sahara Force India to fully exploit its existing 3D Systems machinery and reduce the manufacturing time of wind tunnel model components.
Dr Vijay Mallya, Team Principal and Managing Director of Sahara Force India: “We’ve been working with 3D systems as a customer for many years, so we are delighted to forge stronger links with a company that is the market-leader for rapid prototyping technology. We use their technology on a daily basis to manufacture wind tunnel model components and this new relationship will hopefully allow us to get performance to the car faster.”