Velocity Racing go high tech and use 3D Print N Scan Ltd. to produce their F1 in schools car parts.

Velocity Racing is an all girls team competing in the 2018 F1 in Schools competition.

They are made up of girls aged 14 to 16 and are all students at Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston, Scotland.

After a successfully  securing second place at the Scottish Regional Finals, for which they won an award for Best Engineered Car.

They were able to progress to the UK National Finals which were held in Silverstone Race Circuit where they competed against 28 other teams from around the UK.

Overall they came 8th in the competition and were crowned Scottish Champions and won the award for Best Pit Display.

This meant they qualified to go on to compete in the World Finals of the competition, which are being held in Singapore in September 2018.

 

F1 in schools race cars run on compressed air, and after Velocity Racing‘s success for best engineered car, they decided they could improve on their design using material jetting for some of their 3D printed car parts.

With this in mind they searched for a 3D Printing Bureau that could help them print high detail and finish parts.

Finding 3D Print N Scan Ltd. and writing a very well written letter to us, asking if we would supply our services to produce their F1 car body parts, we said we would be happy to provide them for free, to help them, being a great supporter of STEM & women in engineering & future engineers in general.

Velocity Racing consists of 6 female students aged between 14 and 16:

Chloe Adam, Nicole Mulrainey, Beth Lewis, Katie Saunders, Amy Shaw, and Megan Cleaver.

Who all have vital roles in the team from managing, engineering, design to marketing. 3D Print N Scan Ltd. have now provided engineering support for them for the 2018 season and the 3D printing of various miniature parts for the car.

The high detail and finish provided by PolyJet 3D printing, proving to be ideal for the high accuracy required by these engineered parts designed by the team.

3D Print N Scan Ltd. produced sample parts from their previous car, for them to test the difference, between there existing parts and the new high detail parts on our material jetting machine.

Due to the small size of components and the high detail required, We used our Rigid Opaque material to print the parts, because we are able to hold high tolerances and produce extremely smooth surface finishes, with wind resistance a key factor in success.

As the season progresses 3D Print N Scan Ltd. will be supporting Velocity Racing with the production of their 3D printed wings & offering any engineering guidance they require.

 

 

27th May 2018