Team Penske of NASCAR and IndyCar is partnering up with Stratasys Ltd., an industry leader in 3D printing and additive manufacturing. The technical partnership has been formed to bring a competitive edge to Penske’s NASCAR and IndyCar race teams. Stratasys will work with Team Penske’s engineering and manufacturing departments, supplying equipment and providing support services. Stratasys will provide Team Penske with their top of the line additive manufacturing solutions to help bring advancements to manufacturing tooling and prototyping. President of Team Penske, Tim Cindric sees the potential this partnership offers as he explains,
“Our strategic partnership with Stratasys should keep our manufacturing and engineering processes at the front of the pack,” said Team Penske President Tim Cindric. “Stratasys is on the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technology for automotive applications. Utilizing their equipment and technical support will provide us with another means to put our ideas on the race track first.”
On the other end of the deal, Stratasys plans to utilize the state-of-the-art race facilities by providing customers tours of Team Penske facilities, demonstrating various products created with Team Penske and providing some technical talk. Rich Garrity, President Americas at Stratasys expressed his excitement stating,
“We are proud to be a part of Team Penske and look forward to working with them over the coming years to drive their NASCAR and IndyCar teams to victory…Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. The engineering-grade quality, high throughput and wide choice of materials our 3D printing solutions provide are a perfect fit for the customized tools and innovative part designs our automotive customers demand.”
As this new partnership advances, the engineering and manufacturing industries of NASCAR and IndyCar series’ will become a battleground for race teams. The use of 3D printing technologies offers a cost-effective and time-efficient manufacturing solution that has never before been possible.