Motorsport: Accelerating Innovation in Manufacturing
5 Jun 2019239 KB
Motorsport has always worked to push the boundaries of technology, to develop the ‘competitive edge’ needed to gain an advantage over the opposition. Motorsport, particularly Formula 1, has introduced new technologies to the mainstream automotive industry and had a significant influence on manufacturing techniques. Industry 4.0 technologies such as additive manufacturing and advances in CNC machining, are transforming the rate at which motorsport teams can innovate and seek a competitive advantage. Motorsport has the appetite to accept the risks associated with new techniques and processes and in doing so, provides a glimpse of the future of mainstream manufacturing.