This webinar focused on how leading 3D printing company Stratasys has helped a NASCAR racing team find simpler and smarter solutions to its design problems.
Originally taking place on 1 April, the webinar featured Joe Gibbs Racing design engineer Brian Levy, and how he has used 3D printing on the race team’s shop floor, and how design freedom with 3D printing has helped in motorsports in general.
About Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing has found great success in implementing Stratasys 3D printing technology into its organisation. Each track in NASCAR is unique and presents its own set of challenges for the drivers. Each driver must rely on the data presented on the gauges and instruments in front of them in order to determine how the car is performing and these gauges, on the car’s dashboard, change weekly.
Additionally, each of JGR’s four drivers prefer a slightly different layout. To facilitate quicker changes, JGR used additive manufacturing technologies to develop insertable dashboard pieces that can be configured an infinite number of ways and produced in less than a day so changes are made in time for the next race. This webinar will discuss the development of these pieces and why additive manufacturing was chosen over conventional manufacturing processes. It will also explain how these parts were designed to be manufactured using both FDM and PolyJet technologies.
About Brian Levy
Brian Levy is an engineer with Joe Gibbs Racing, a NASCAR Sprint Cup team located in Charlotte, NC. His primary responsibilities are the design and analysis of chassis components with the goal of producing faster, more reliable race cars.
Brian has been involved with additive manufacturing technologies since attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for his BSME degree. In addition to overseeing all of Joe Gibbs Racing’s additive manufacturing resources, which includes both FDM and PolyJet systems from Stratasys, he is also continuously working on developing applications of the technology to improve the designs of various parts and subsystems on the car. Brian has been featured in and has assisted with numerous case studies, articles, and white papers on additive manufacturing. He has also served as a technical advisor for SME’s Rapid conference for the past three years.
Stratasys helps its customers find simpler, smarter approaches to stubborn design problems – and greater confidence to confront towering human and technological challenges. By providing the shortest possible path from idea to solid object, Stratasys empowers them to untangle complexity, tackle tough problems, uncover new solutions – and to do it all with the urgency our accelerating world demands. It has been at the forefront of 3D printing innovation for more than 25 years and is fueling the next generation of innovation through our work in aerospace, automotive and education. We’re trusted worldwide by leading manufacturers and groundbreaking designers, makers, thinkers and doers.