The car in the Jetsons style, collected of 3D printing details of Stratasys, will accept a role in World Solar Challenge
On October 6, 2013 teams from all over the world directed to Darwin, Australia, by the race beginning on a cross-country terrain. It more than is simple an event for check of possibilities of driving during races on the most severe continent in the world. This race collected 43 teams from 24 different countries, they will compete in race only on the cars working at solar batteries and kinetic energy, having passed a distance in length of 3000 km by cars which they without the aid of others designed and collected.
The solar car is constructed with introduction of the details written on FDM 3D the printer from the Stratasys company, the drive is tested
When the team from Institute Minnesota approached on start on the solar car, they made it in style with all benefits of a civilization which we expect from our daily drivers. The car double also is completed with radio … it finishes the FDM 3D list of the printing details written on 3D Stratasys Fortus printers.
FDM is in abbreviated form from «modeling by a naplavleniye method» (Fused Deposition Modeling), firm technology 3D of a common seal of Stratasys intended for production of tools of malekhanky volume and strong details. Introduction of the FDM technology allowed to use the materials necessary in order that the car left such as it was planned.
Like many teams competing this year, Institute team Minnesota consists of students. Students without the aid of others were engaged in a proyektirovka, modeling, management, logistics and work on financing that this car passed from simply idea to the racing car. It includes also manufacturing of details. Because they did only one car according to this certain project, additive creation was necessary as it is impossible to стати. By means of additive production they had not to use an equipment large quantity, they reduced weight, used difficult details, at all this without having spent many means.
The ventilating channel made on the FDM technology for cooling of batteries
Group of designers ABS-M30 as a material for 3D the press for the main part of system of cooling in connection with its small weight, the small price, also simplicity in use used. When business reached areas which should possess high efficiency, they chose pitch ULTEM™ 9085. Using all tools available at their order, they managed to embody the car in reality (also to transport it from Minnesota to Australia) less than in one year. The team used the FDM 3D technology of the press from Stratasys for production of air lines, ventilating openings, a fairing, details for a control unit the screen, storage batteries and the motor.
When Neil Denklo, the managing director of the project asked to designers a question why they chose FDM, noted: «The FDM technology changed our view of design and production tasks of this project. One of the best examples of how we designed and collected a cursor, and it is concrete as we pasted 80 magnets in the middle of a steel ring with such accuracy. By means of ULTEM we managed to make and establish the tightening adaptation which can be pasted to a rotor so strongly that it could resist to forces of pushing away of magnets at a burning of details, also it should be quite easy that it could be thrown as an aerodynamic component when details will be ready. One of my beloved the FDM component of the car is fixture system for motor cooling. FDM allowed us to arrange clips in a certain proximity to batteries, at all this without having broken their work».
Institute of Minnesota not unique in how they use technologies of additive production. The universities, the higher schools and businessmen from all over the world do not cease to open new ways of use of additive production or 3D the press that their work became more productive, and they could cope more successfully with неуввязками which they face.
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