Racing car built on 3D-printed parts from TE

A student organization from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has in one year built a racing car from scratch. Tronrud Engineering has printed 3D-parts.

Revolve NTNU is an independent student organization consisting of 65 members. They are all from different engineering fields but works together to achieve one goal: to win the Formula Student competition. The competition is held around the world and the task is to create and build the best racing car judged on a number of criteria.

This year Revolve NTNU created the car ATMOS - and ended on an impressive second place in the biggest Formula competition held in Germany.

Karoline Halvorsen, Ola Kirkerud and Amund Fjøsne from Revolve NTNU visited Tronrud Engineering at Eggemoen this week to show the completed result of their racing car and how the 3D parts were used. The 3D-parts from Tronrud are called uprights. They are placed on every wheel and help keeps the engine, gearbox and cooling hose stable and in place. 

- It is extremely important that the 3D-parts are easy and tolerate the forces we envisage, says Karoline Halvorsen. 

Borgar Tronrud, responsible for 3D printing at Tronrud Engineering, are happy with the result:

- It's fun being part of creating a racing car. The 3D-printing technology gives engineers almost endless possibilities and opportunities, and to see how Norwegian engineering students uses it when creating innovative machines is inspiring. 

Read more about product development and 3D-printing here



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