BAC Mono R gets faster with functional prototyping

Published 22 August 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: prototype, 3d printing, automotive, stratasys, additive manufacturing, stratasys fortus 900mc

The new BAC Mono R

Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the British manufacturer of the recently launched Mono R, has managed to slash its design and development timescale with the innovative use of functional 3D printed prototypes.

With the aid of its reseller, Tri Tech 3D, BAC used the Stratasys F900 3D printer to produce a prototype engine airbox able to withstand speeds of over 170mph and temperatures above 100 degrees celsius using Stratasys’ Nylon 12CF material, A carbon-fibre reinforced thermoplastic.

“Access to quick, efficient, industrial-grade additive manufacturing was a game-changer for this development process,” said BAC design director Ian Briggs.

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