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Cutting design-to-manufacture time of air intake for new supercar

04 November 2019

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the British manufacturer of the recently launched Mono R, and Stratasys reveal the impact additive manufacturing is having on the design and production of the latest edition to the BAC elite supercar offering.

When faced with detrimental delays to the design process of an essential airbox, the team turned to Stratasys FDM additive manufacturing to produce fully functional prototypes in record time and improve final, on-road performance.

The Mono R is the company’s most complexly designed car to date, with years of thought and thousands of hours of research behind it. Mono R weighs just 555kg and is the first production car in the world to incorporate the use of graphene-enhanced carbon fibre in every body panel. 

In order to meet the necessary criteria, the design had to be lighter, more efficient and slicker than any supercar before it. The team faced a significant challenge, one which could not afford any hiccups. 

Read the full article in the November issue of DPA

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