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Formula Student uses additive manufacturing from Renishaw

July 31, 2019 / PES Media

Engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has supported the Brunel University London race team in its 20th year participating in the Formula Student competition. Renishaw contributed its metal additive manufacturing (AM) expertise to help Brunel Racing create a manifold part for the team’s BR-XX car, which was used to compete at FS-UK in Silverstone and FS-ATA in Italy in July. Formula Student, which has existed for over 20 years, is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition, run in the UK by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Prior to working with Renishaw, the Brunel Racing team had produced carbon fibre and aluminium fabricated manifolds, but this method had limitations due to the design geometry. This year, the team worked on a more ambitious design including additional features such as dual stage fuel injection and improved port matching between exhaust manifold and the engine to increase efficiency.