Ducati Corse, the racing division of Ducati, and Roboze, a frontrunner in high-temperature extrusion 3D printing, introduced the renewal of their partnership for the 2023 racing season. Keen to construct on final 12 months’s success, the 2 corporations will proceed to make use of 3D printing applied sciences to keep up the aggressive fringe of Volkswagen’s racing bike division.
In 2022, Ducati Corse and Roboze joined forces with a transparent goal: leverage 3D printing for observe benefit. The preliminary deal concerned Roboze offering Ducati with its high-temperature printers and PEEK and PEEK Carbon Fiber supplies. The goal was to create lighter and extra aerodynamic elements for Ducati’s superbikes. This alliance swiftly demonstrated the advantages 3D printing can deliver to manufacturing.
The primary elements crafted for the MotoGP staff have been the fairing and warmth protect on the Desmosedici GP bike, fielded by the Ducati Lenovo staff. Because the season progressed, the bike integrated extra 3D-printed components, aiding the Ducati Lenovo staff in clinching first and third within the Rider’s Championship and first within the Staff Championship.
The Ducati-Desmosedici Motorcycle. (Picture courtesy of Ducati.)
Wanting forward, the partnership goals to copy its 2022 achievements by merging Roboze’s know-how in 3D printing and supplies science with Ducati’s bike racing experience. The early indicators are promising; Ducati’s Francesco Bagnaia at present leads the MotoGP Rider Standings.
“Our partnership with Ducati Corse represents an ideal mixture between know-how and keenness for innovation,” stated Alessio Lorusso, CEO of ROBOZE. “We’re excited to proceed this collaboration and to contribute to the success of Ducati Corse by our superior 3D printing options. We’re assured that collectively we are going to obtain excellent outcomes additionally in 2023.”
“3D printing is a revolutionary know-how that’s altering the way in which we design and manufacture the elements of our racing bikes,” stated Riccardo Savin Car Dynamics and Design Supervisor of DUCATI CORSE. “Partnering with ROBOZE permits us to totally exploit the potential of this cutting-edge know-how. We’re desperate to see what we will obtain collectively in 2023.”
In sensible phrases, a Roboze ARGO 500 manufacturing 3D printer has already been put in at Ducati’s facility in Borgo Panigale, and a Roboze PLUS Professional skilled 3D printer is about up in Ducati’s paddock. The staff hopes these installations will expedite in-season upgrades to the bikes, additional boosting their efficiency.
The Roboze ARGO 500. (picture courtesy of Roboze.)
The partnership between these two Italian titans continues to contribute to the rising use of 3D printing in numerous motor racing disciplines like NASCAR, F1, and endurance racing. Ought to this collaboration proceed to show beneficial, it wouldn’t be a shock to see the contract prolonged into 2024, with Ducati as soon as once more reaching the top of the rostrum.
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