Aussie Racing Cars were only a week away from the deadline of completing their new scaled-down Toyota Aurion racing car when they contacted Arrk Australia and New Zealand for assistance.
The new car was to be launched live on Channel Ten’s RPM show, and raced for the first time at the Gold Coast Indy street-circuit. Arrk Australia and New Zealand’s Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) production process would allow them to manufacture the grille and side mirrors in nylon material directly from the 3D CAD, avoiding the time consuming process of tooling and moulding.
In 3 days, the CAD data was transformed into parts with impeccable detail. Aussie Racing Cars were able to paint the parts and finish assembling the car for the public launch.
Phil Ward, Aussie Racing Cars, said that the SLS will play a significant role in the future production of their scaled-down racing cars as they strive to reduce lead times further and guarantee the best possible level of production response time.