The entire Formula 1 circus is an early adopter of AM and the teams’ use of additive technologies has been skyrocketing lately as it becomes less of a secret and more of a consolidated capability (which each team develops in its own way). In 3dpbm’s recent Automotive AM Focus eBook we highlighted all the AM applications that emerged during the 2022 season. As the new season gets underway, the teams continue to show off and highlight their capabilities. Recently, BWT Alpine F1 showed off Figure 4 3D printers from 3D Systems.
During the Alpine F1 presentation, two 3D Systems’ Figure 4 Modular 3D printers, one of the additive manufacturing solutions helping BWT Alpine F1 Team to constantly bring innovation to the track, was present on the show floor alongside Luca de Meo, CEO of Renault Group, Laurent Rossi, CEO Alpine, and football superstar Zinedine Zidane, as the BWT Alpine F1 Team revealed its challenger for the 2023 FIA Formula 1 World Championship season.
The A523 is an evolution of its predecessor, the A522, as the team prepares for the second season under Formula 1’s new regulations introduced in 2022. Among other highlights, the vehicle’s livery is a stunning blend of the historic blue of Alpine, which has served the realms of motorsport for five decades, matched with the striking pink colors of the team’s title partner BWT as well as a new decorative crystallized pattern to symbolize Alpine’s derivation and historical roots in the Alps.