With a goal of boosting the performance of a McLaren 2014 MP4-12C supercar, a team of engineers redesigned components. Finding the component manufacture to be a challenge, metal additive manufacturing (AM) was used to build the parts. An important result was that not only could the exterior shape be achieved with 3D printing, but the interior shape could also be optimized and completely different than the exterior. “Complexities are absolutely free.”

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