Team Penske and Stratasys Form Technical Partnership to Bring 3D Printing Competitive Edge to NASCAR and IndyCar Racing

 

MOORESVILLE, N.C. & MINNEAPOLIS–February 21, 2017–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Team Penske announced that it has formed a technical partnership with Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), the 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions company.

As part of a multi-year agreement that begins in 2017, Stratasys will provide equipment and support services to assist Team Penske in its engineering and manufacturing efforts across its NASCAR and IndyCar racing platforms. Stratasys, as an Official 3D Printing Solutions Partner, will furnish Team Penske with state-of-the-art 3D printing solutions to create manufacturing tooling and car parts as well as rapidly generate engineering prototypes.

Simon Pagenaud participates in pre-season testing at Phoenix International Raceway behind the wheel of his No 1 PPG DallaraChevrolet IndyCar (Photo courtesy of Stratasys).

Simon Pagenaud participates in pre-season testing at Phoenix International Raceway behind the wheel of his No 1 PPG DallaraChevrolet IndyCar (Photo courtesy of Stratasys)

Under the new technical alliance, Stratasys will also provide technical support to Team Penske for customized motorsports applications and materials engineering.

“Our strategic partnership with Stratasys should keep our manufacturing and engineering processes at the front of the pack,” said Team Penske President Tim Cindric. “Stratasys is on the cutting edge of additive manufacturing technology for automotive applications. Utilizing their equipment and technical support will provide us with another means to put our ideas on the race track first.”

Will Power participates in pre-season testing at Phoenix International Raceway behind the wheel of his No 12 Verizon DallaraChevrolet IndyCar (Photo courtesy of Stratasys)

Will Power participates in pre-season testing at Phoenix International Raceway behind the wheel of his No 12 Verizon DallaraChevrolet IndyCar (Photo courtesy of Stratasys)

Stratasys plans to highlight its new partnership with Team Penske by engaging with its customers through tours of the team’s facility, technical talks and product demonstrations designed to showcase the company’s unique solutions and offerings.

“We are proud to be a part of Team Penske and look forward to working with them over the coming years to drive their NASCAR and IndyCar teams to victory,” said Rich Garrity, President Americas at Stratasys. “Stratasys additive manufacturing solutions are being increasingly adopted by the world’s top motorsports teams and manufacturers. The engineering-grade quality, high throughput and wide choice of materials our 3D printing solutions provide are a perfect fit for the customized tools and innovative part designs our automotive customers demand.”

The 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season begins in February with the running of the Daytona 500 on February 26. The NASCAR XFINITY Series also begins at Daytona on February 25. The 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season starts March 12 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer (Photo courtesy of Stratasys)

Stratasys Fortus 900mc Production 3D Printer (Photo courtesy of Stratasys)

About Team Penske
Team Penske is one of the most successful teams in the history of professional sports and celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2016. Cars owned and prepared by Team Penske have produced more than 440 major race wins, over 500 pole positions and 29 National Championships across open-wheel, stock car and sports car racing competition. In its storied history, the team has also earned 16 Indianapolis 500 victories, two Daytona 500 Championships, a Formula 1 win and overall victories in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. Team Penske currently competes in the Verizon IndyCar Series, the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series. The team also races in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, in a partnership with Dick Johnson Racing, as DJR Team Penske. For more information about Team Penske, please visit www.teampenske.com.

About Stratasys
For more than 25 years, Stratasys Ltd. (NASDAQ:SSYS) has been a defining force and dominant player in 3D printing and additive manufacturing – shaping the way things are made. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, the company empowers customers across a broad range of vertical markets by enabling new paradigms for design and manufacturing. The company’s solutions provide customers with unmatched design freedom and manufacturing flexibility – reducing time-to-market and lowering development costs, while improving designs and communications. Stratasys subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the Stratasys ecosystem includes 3D printers for prototyping and production; a wide range of 3D printing materials; parts on-demand via Stratasys Direct Manufacturing; strategic consulting and professional services; and the Thingiverse and GrabCAD communities with over 2 million 3D printable files for free designs. With more than 2,700 employees and 1,200 granted or pending additive manufacturing patents, Stratasys has received more than 30 technology and leadership awards. Visit us online at: stratasys automotive or automotive blog, and follow us on LinkedIn.

Contacts
Team Penske
Jeremy Troiano
704-726-6849
jeremy.troiano@penskeracing.com

Stratasys
North America
Craig Librett
518-424-2497
Craig.Librett@stratasys.com

Corporate
Arita Mattsoff
+972-74-745-4000 (IL)
arita@stratasys.com

Joe Hiemenz
952-906-2726
Joe.Hiemenz@stratasys.com

Source: Stratasys

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