With three METHOD X 3D printers at their fingertips, the team continuously prints parts that they need, without having to outsource or purchase from other vendors, teams, or companies. The printers are used regularly throughout the week, 3D printing anything from race car parts and support equipment to impromptu requests from other departments at the team’s parent company, Spire Sports and Entertainment.
Racing 400-500 miles weekly in 36 races during the season, it’s no surprise that the team needs to replace parts on a regular basis, whether it’s from breakage or simply getting worn out from overuse. METHOD X enables the team to remain efficient and keep their workflow going, which is crucial during the grueling NASCAR Cup Series schedule.
“The machines are instrumental to our ability to get things done in a timely fashion, as well as be able to replace parts on-demand. That’s something that is a huge benefit in having the MakerBot METHOD X,” he continued. “Having METHOD X to be able to make a part, designed the exact way that we need, is critical to getting things done in the shop.”