The components realized through the technology of 3D printing offer a wide range of benefits, but they are also very complex to produce.
for this reason, these printing processes are used primarily in the aerospace industry.
However, this production technology is used with success by 2018, the Bugatti, the manufacturer of the luxurious supercar of the French headquarters in Molsheim.
The hypercar Chiron While Sport and Chiron Super Sport 300, for example, are two extreme models in all their aspects, and some of their components are produced using a 3D printer.
Bugatti Chiron Concept
“the Bugatti is all about the best of French luxury and exceptional vehicles, but it is a brand that is synonymous with innovative technology, " explains Stephan Winkelmann, president of Bugatti, in Addition to the iconic motor 16 cylinders and 8.0 liters, 1,500 Hp, technical innovation is part of the essence of our brand, as our components in titanium or special alloy produced with 3D printing”.
Bugatti uses 3D printing to produce coatings for the titanium exhaust pipes for his car ipersportiva of the latest generation .
The cover is the first visible part to be 3D printed in metal that is officially approved for road use.
The finish used in the rear part of the Chiron While Sport measures 22 inches long, 48 inches wide and 13 inches tall and weighs only 1.85 kg including the grid and the bracket, about 1.2 kg less than the cover of the Chiron.
Four lasers, 400 watt print simultaneously with the titanium to produce the component and the wall thickness at the thinnest point is only 0.4 mm.
“Each time that it has been possible we have designed the coating to Chiron While the Sport with a single layer so as to further reduce the weight stresses, Nils Weimann, head of body development Bugatti – the minimum thickness of The material in the areas of the multilayer is made possible by his so-called lattice structure.
Bugatti Chiron While Sport
In this way, the walls provide a stable support for one another during the construction process with a minimum use of material.
In the monolayer, we use a honeycomb structure bionics to increase the surface stiffness of the walls.
the large components to gain a high degree of surface stiffness”.
in Short, even in the advanced process of 3D printing to the factory in Molsheim always keep in mind the philosophy of the founder Ettore Bugatti: “An automotive component must be technically perfect. But it must also be elegant and beautiful”. (m.r.)
Bugatti Chiron Super Sport 300
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