Stratasys and Andretti Autosport Form Multi-Year Technical Partnership
Global leader in Additive Manufacturing, Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), and Andretti Autosport today announced the companies have partnered to further develop and expand the technical reach and capabilities of the already advanced championship winning race team. This multi-year technical partnership brings state-of-the-art 3D printing and materials engineering to Andretti’s Indianapolis headquarters.
“We are excited to join the Andretti Autosport family and look forward to working together in the coming years,” said Pat Carey, Senior Vice President at Stratasys. “We see that Stratasys High Performance FDM solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. We believe that our highly reliable engineering grade printers and wide choice of high-performance materials are the perfect fit for the extreme challenges our motorsport customers face.”
The partnership is intended to advance design and development of Andretti’s diverse racing platforms.Equipped with Stratasys F370 and Fortus 450mc machines, the team - led by Michael Andretti - has already made strides in converting parts via in-house 3D printing.
“We have been looking for the right partner to add 3D capability to our design and development activities for a while now,” said Andretti Autosport COO Rob Edwards. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to establish a relationship with the industry leader, Stratasys. Since the machines were commissioned they have been operating at capacity and we look forward to seeing the benefits of our expanded capability on the race track in 2019.”
The 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season begins on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, March 10 and continues through September with 17 rounds of competition.