Versatility and speed of 3D printing used as end parts for university racing team

“We have decided to bet on 3D printing because of its versatility and speed”

 

Results

The fairing passed all the various checks and tests it is required to undergo for the MotoStudent competition with no faults. The fairing had the necessary flexibility for mounting on the motorcycle, which was an initial requirement set by the team. The full fairing weighed less than 10kg, similar to the fairings conventionally used for these types of motorcycles. The motorcycle passed the early ranking stages and achieved a leading position on the starting line. After the race, we analysed how the fairing performed both during the assembly phase and the race, and it was noted that it bore the force and the resistance to which it was subjected in the competition with no problem whatsoever.

We estimate we saved:

  • Material cost €228 for 3D printing the end parts for the motorcycle which took 240 hours of printing time.
  • Having the quick access to 3D printing technology gave the team the ability to create custom made parts for the motorbike, which would not be possible without huge costs. Having the power to make unlimited changes to the design of parts saved huge amounts of time, if external sources were used they would be huge waits for lead time to produce the final product. We could design, print and test within a week – multiple times. FDM brings the possibility to make something impossible with traditional methods.

Company

The Polytechnic University School of the Almunia (EUPLA) EUPLA Racing Team

Website

http://www.euplart.com/en/

Industry

Education

Challenge

To custom design and manufacture the full fairing of an electric competition motorcycle using 3D printing.

Solution

The fairing passed all of the various checks and tests it is required to undergo for the MotoStudent competition with no faults.

About The Create Education Project 

The Create Education Project aims to make a difference to the lives of young people by supporting and enabling educators to provide game-changing technology & inspirational content to allow their students to gain the necessary skills required to enter employment within an industry 4.0 world.

To enquire about or purchase the Sicnova JCR 1000, please contact The Create Education Project via telephone or email and the team will be happy to assist and advise. Alternatively, you can visit our marketplace via the link below to submit an online quote request.

Email – enquires@createeducation.com

Telephone – 01257 276 116 / 0800 772 0257

Marketplace – https://marketplace.createeducation.com/

Website – https://www.createeducation.com/

Leave a Reply