Bugatti launches 3D printing of titanium parts for hypercars
The French top-tier carmaker has launched its first industrial 3D printer that will produce complex hypercar components out of titanium powder. This includes exhaust tips meant to withstand temperatures up to +650°C (+1,200°F).
The tips have already passed the conformity certification, which is mandatory for visible 3D-printed vehicle parts. The engineers put them on a Chiron Pur Sport for a test (watch the video).
Each exhaust finisher takes two days to produce and weighs in at 1.85 kilograms (4.07 lbs), which is approximately half the standard weight. It comprises 4,200 layers of titanium powder baked together with the help of 400W lasers. The process leaves cavities in the resulting material, which are then filled with special tie rods.
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