Using Novamid® ID1030 CF10, a carbon fiber filled copolymer filament ideal for stiff, tough applications in harsh environments, DSM and BAC printed mirror struts to improve airflow and wind resistance. Novamid® ID1030 CF10 produces strong, durable structural parts with high dimensional stability, no warpage and very good surface appearance.
Somos® Taurus, a DSM stereolithography material, was used to manufacture the prototype body structures that hold the mirrors. This material has superior strength, durability and high temperature resistance.
BAC reduced manufacturing time, cost and overall car weight by utilizing additive manufacturing. By collaborating with DSM and using 3D printing technology, BAC maximized the aerodynamic properties of Mono R’s wing mirrors.
To create the optimal design, many design iterations were completed, and multiple prototypes needed to be printed – a costly, time-consuming feat with traditional manufacturing. Additive manufacturing reduced production time and gave BAC the advantage of interacting with each design, refining and quickly producing another.