Garry Rogers Motorsport – Improving Race Car Performance with Markforged Technology
Garry Rogers Motorsport is Australia’s oldest motorsport team, securing wins in the nation’s Supercars Championship, Dunlop Super2 Series, and Bathurst 1000. The company has a team of nearly 40, with a focus on designing, building, and maintaining its own vehicles.
While their in-house workshop can do some manual machining and composites fabrication, they do not have CNC machining capability. The team would instead turn to third parties each time they needed several low-volume complex parts, but the turnaround time was not fast enough and was cost-prohibitive. The more time spent outsourcing parts, the slower the R&D process — meaning the team had less time to focus on finding ways to improve their cars’ performance — both on the race track and in the pit during pit stops.
Engineers and designers at Garry Rogers Motorsport use Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software to test the airflow of their parts. The software often recommends changes in a part’s design to increase speed and improve overall performance, which can result in extremely complex parts — something the team can’t create using any other method. This challenge, coupled with the high costs and long lead times of adding extra details to a part’s design, resulted in engineers and designers shying away from making iterations on parts that required complex designs.
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