Dynamic PRC racing team uses 3D printing to create DP13 autonomous race car

The PoliMi team’s DP13 autonomous race motor vehicle. Photograph Credit: RadiciGroup

The RadiciGroup (Gandino, Italy) Radilon Adline brand of 3D printing filaments — which include CS CF10 HP BK, a carbon fiber-strengthened polyamide merchandise — is now aspect of the new single-seat racing auto designed by the Politecnico di Milano (PoliMi, Milan) Dynamis PRC workforce. Much more than 100 engineering and layout pupils worked on good-tuning the 2022 electric design, which, for the very first time, is also made to get the job done in self-driving method.

Every single year, the PoliMi racing crew designs a new prototype Formula SAE car that competes in the international college engineering design and style championship. In the very last two racing seasons, the Dynamis PRC group was reportedly ranked as the finest Italian workforce and attained great results at the international level.

“This calendar year, the team decided to guidance the PoliMi college job, in keeping with the group’s [RadiciGroup’s] treatment for supporting youthful students (aged 19 to 25) who are committed to merge equally their reports and extracurricular functions in the automotive sector, the place RadiciGroup has good competence in supplies and applications,” Angelo Radici, president of RadiciGroup, notes.

In accordance to Chiara Devasini, marketing and development job leader of RadiciGroup Higher General performance Polymers, the company has been element of the automotive provide chain for much more than 40 years. “We provide countless answers that have been developed to meet up with demanding complex necessities and, in the latest decades, we have been especially focusing on e-mobility,” Devasini claims. “After a collection of meetings regarding the youthful students’ demands for their new project, we assumed of working with 1 of the solutions in our Radilon Adline array particularly designed for additive manufacturing [AM]. These filaments are centered on specific polymer grades that have superior specialized properties, such as mechanical, chemical and thermal resistance, and are suited not only for prototyping but also for production purposeful and structural parts, as essential in this venture.”

Working with the RadiciGroup content, an engine cable support and flap ribs were printed for the race car or truck. The support is wanted to continue to keep the motor cable in the accurate situation and gets incredibly fragile for the duration of sharp turns. The internal ribs are also claimed to be essential elements for the composition and actions of the carbon wing profile.

The PoliMi student system team will contend in the Formula SAE championship through July and August, an international university opposition with a lot more than 15 global situations and 600 collaborating universities.