As part of a multi-year agreement that begins in 2017, Stratasys will provide equipment and support services to assist Team Penske in its engineering and manufacturing efforts across its NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms. Stratasys, as an Official 3D Printing Solutions Partner, will furnish Team Penske with state-of-the-art 3D printing solutions to create manufacturing tooling and car parts as well as rapidly generate engineering prototypes.
Under the new technical alliance, Stratasys will also provide technical support to Team Penske for customized motorsports applications and materials engineering.
“Our strategic partnership with Stratasys should keep our manufacturing and engineering processes at the front of the pack,” said Team Penske President Tim Cindric. “Stratasys is on the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technology for automotive applications. Utilizing their equipment and technical support will provide us with another means to put our ideas on the race track first.”
Stratasys plans to highlight its new partnership with Team Penske by engaging with its customers through tours of the team’s facility, technical talks and product demonstrations designed to showcase the company’s unique solutions and offerings.
“We are proud to be a part of Team Penske and look forward to working with them over the coming years to drive their NASCAR and IndyCar teams to victory,” said Rich Garrity, President Americas at Stratasys. “Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. The engineering-grade quality, high throughput and wide choice of materials our 3D printing solutions provide are a perfect fit for the customized tools and innovative part designs our automotive customers demand.”
This announcement from Stratasys marks the second official technical partnership for the company, which involves motorsport, in 2017. Earlier this year, the 3D printing solutions company formed a partnership with UK-based Formula 1 team, McLaren.