Formula 1 had approved the use of the high-strength aluminium alloy, Scalmalloy by APWORKS and had it added to the list of approved additive manufacturing materials.
Scalmalloy was developed by APWORKS in collaboration with Airbus primarily for aerospace applications, with its high strength and low density properties making it suitable for topologically optimised structures that have been designed in a bid to reduce weight.
The material has been officially approved by the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and will now be accessible to all F1 teams as they engineer and manufacture their vehicles.
Source: TCT Magazine
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