Scuderia AlphaTauri and DSM jointly investigated the interplay of process, materials and technology. This resulted in DSM developing a new material, Somos® PerFORM Reflect, that is transforming fluid dynamic testing, specifically PIV. Orange in color, the stereolithography material has low viscosity and low settling for producing stiff, high-temperature resistant parts ideal for wind tunnel models and PIV testing.
Ian Prince, Head of Rapid Prototyping at Scuderia AlphaTauri, says, “DSM went the extra mile and put a lot of effort into developing a new resin that we could work with. DSM also teamed up with Scuderia AlphaTauri and wind tunnel equipment manufacturer TSI Inc. to select the best testing equipment. The team at DSM thinks very much ‘out of the box’ and is always willing to push the boundaries to find a solution that works.”
As well as automotive, Somos® PerFORM Reflect can be utilized in other industries including aerospace, marine, healthcare and sports and leisure where fluid dynamic testing is essential.