In a long-standing strategic partnership, CRP USA and U-Vic Formula Racing are leveraging carbon fiber-filled composites and laser sintering to redefine competitive auto racing. Materials like Windform XT 2.0 and Windform SP are key players in this revolution.
Luke Wooldridge, Powertrain Lead at U-Vic, highlights industry interest, stating that “judges were keen on CRP USA’s 3D printed components for our car.” Essential co-developed components include the steering wheel and engine systems, all integral to U-Vic’s race cars. Windform SP’s high-temperature resistance has been especially beneficial in creating durable oil and water sumps.
CRP USA has also been pivotal in refining U-Vic’s powertrain. Their collaborative efforts have optimized the car’s dynamic track performance. “The manufacturing flexibility improved our car’s weight distribution,” said Wooldridge.
Additionally, CRP USA’s contribution to the steering wheel’s construction has made it a functional showpiece. Windform XT 2.0 forms the wheel’s body, while Windform RL constructs the hand grips.
The partnership recently achieved another milestone—a new intake design, doubling the simulated airflow efficiency, thanks to CRP USA’s 3D printing technology.
As U-Vic Formula Racing and CRP USA continue to innovate, they set new industry standards in performance and durability. This collaborative venture stands as a testament to the transformative potential of 3D printing and carbon fiber composites in competitive racing.