Airtech 3D named as Brumos Racing Technical Partner
Aerodynamically enhancing the Porsche racecar using 3D printed composite mold tooling
Airtech Advanced Materials Group, a leading manufacturer of composite tooling solutions, has announced that it has been named a Brumos Racing Technical Partner. Airtech has teamed up with BBi Autosport to produce 3D printed molds and composite production parts for a newly updated Porsche GT2 RS Clubsport racecar, for the Brumos Racing team. Helmed by racing legend David Donohue, and brandishing the Brumos Racing livery, this state-of-the-art vehicle can be seen in competition at the 100th running of the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb on June 26, 2022.
Airtech Advanced Materials Group serves the aircraft-aerospace, printed circuit board, marine, wind power, automotive and recreational industries, and is the largest privately owned manufacturer of vacuum bagging and composite tooling materials of its kind, in the world.
During this partnership, Airtech assisted BBi Autosport’s vehicle manufacture by providing aerodynamic enhancements to the Porsche racecar – using 3D printed mold tooling that was manufactured with Airtech’s Dahltram printing resins, and Print-Tech in-house 3D printing service. The specialized, lightweight components were produced from these molds using NEXX Technologies carbon fiber prepreg (distributed by Airtech).
The new 3D printed parts provide Brumos Racing with increased efficiency, flexibility, drastically compressed
schedule, and improved aerodynamics for maximum performance during competition. Brumos Racing has quickly adopted cutting-edge technologies to improve its car design and provide performance advantages. With Airtech additive manufacturing resins and composite tooling capabilities, Brumos Racing is exploring new opportunities for higher performance and more efficient parts.
Airtech’s Dahltram resin range is suitable for multiple print platforms and offers production flexibility with end-use material approvals. Continuous thermal cycle testing, pressure leak testing, laser surface scanning, and contact material testing have generated data that supports more than 350 autoclave cycles without degrading the Dahltram tooling. Airtech Advanced Materials Group has Dahltram additive manufacturing resins and Print-Tech large-scale 3D printed tool capabilities in the USA and Europe.