Saving weight where it really matters. The Bugatti Chiron Pur Sport, the latest car of the french exclusive automobile manufacturer, is equipped with a 3D printed titanium exhaust tailpipe manufactured by APWORKS.
Taufkirchen, Germany – March 26, 2020 – APWORKS, a leading industrial provider of 3D printing services and products, is pleased to announce that the latest Bugatti Chiron, the Chiron Pur Sport is fitted with an extremely lightweight and highly temperature-resistant exhaust tailpipe. The tailpipe is made of titanium and additively manufactured by APWORKS.
The sophisticated exhaust tailpipe applied in the Bugatti Chiron Pure Sport is produced with additive manufacturing out of Titanium. This production method gives the component very thin walls, thus helping to save weight where it really matters. Additive Manufacturing is the best suited manufacturing method as it enables a degree of design freedom no other manufacturing method is capable of.
The exhaust tailpipe is part of the extraordinary rear design of the Chiron Pur Sport – a new aerodynamic configuration that generates more downforce while the lower weight increases agility. “By cutting the weight by 50 kilogrammes while simultaneously boosting the downforce and configuring an uncompromising, sporty chassis as well as suspension setup, the Chiron Pur Sport boasts incredible grip, sensational acceleration and extraordinarily accurate handling. It’s the most uncompromising yet agile Bugatti of recent times.” explains Stephan Winkelmann, President of Bugatti. The low mass of the tailpipe contributes to the new aerodynamic configuration of the hypersports car dedicated for driving on extremely winding roads. This new Chiron is geared even more towards agility and dynamic cornering.
“We focused particularly on the agility of the Chiron Pur Sport. The vehicle generates more downforce at the rear axle while the large, front splitter, air inlets, wheel-arch vents featuring optimized air outlets and a reduced vehicle height strike a clean balance at the front” says Frank Heyl, Head of Exterior Design and Deputy Head Designer at Bugatti.
The exhaust tailpipe is additionally highly temperature resistant due to the production out of titanium, as this material combines high strength and good heat resistance. This is a prime example of an optimized high-performance part enabled by additive manufacturing fulfilling highest quality standards an receiving the road homologation.
“We are proud to be part of this impressive new sports car development of Bugatti. It is the first visible metal 3D printed part receiving the road homologation. We could only realize this innovative tailpipe by pushing the additive manufacturing technology to the limit. Smallest wall thickness of below 0.5mm enable the extremely lightweight design.” says Joachim Zettler Managing Director of APWORKS.
About APWORKS GmbH
APWORKS is a leading industrial provider of 3D printing services and products. The independent company is part of Airbus and makes proven aerospace technologies accessible. Focusing on metal 3D printing (Additive Manufacturing) APWORKS specializes in designing, developing and manufacturing products which exploit the design freedom, production agility and disruptive potential of Additive Manufacturing. Customers from across a wide range of industries benefit from consultancy services and manufacturing expertise. For further information see: www.apworks.de
Source: APWORKS GmbH