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Porsche 3D prints sporty EV drive housing

Lighter, stronger, and cooler than previously cast assembly Metal Tech News – December 23, 2020

 

Last updated 7/10/2022 at 2:59pm

Porsche Falk Heilfort 3d metal printing laser melt fusion 99X electric Formula E

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Porsche says lighter and stronger 3D printed electric motor-gearbox units could be used in race cars such as this Porsche 99X electric driven by Pascal Wehrlein preparing for the 2021 Formula E racing season.

Porsche has utilized metal 3D printing to produce a complete electric motor and gearbox housing that is lighter, stronger, and more efficient than the traditional cast housings used in its sportscars.

"This proves that additive manufacturing with all its advantages is also suitable for larger and highly-stressed components in electric sports cars," said Falk Heilfort, project manager in the pow...



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