Weight Only 2.9kg Bugatti Developed The World's First 3D Printed Titanium Brake Calipers

- Feb 09, 2018-

Weight only 2.9kg Bugatti developed the world's first 3D printed titanium brake calipers

With the development of 3D printing technology, the auto industry has also begun to build body parts and other components through 3D printing. Bugatti is the first manufacturer to try and develop the first 3D-printed titanium alloy calipers using 3D printing technology. General 3D printing titanium alloy parts costs are high, and now only for aerospace and medical purposes, but on the domestic price of Bugatti tens of millions of people, this is nothing strange.

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The new 3D-printed titanium alloy caliper is produced for the Ch√Ęteau-Bugatti, which has the advantages of small weight and high strength: 125 kg per millimeter and only 2.9 kg for the entire caliper; Caliper light a total of 2 kg, can be said to be appropriate astonishing.


The 3D printed titanium alloy caliper model was supplied by Bugatti Research and then sent to a partner Laser Zentrum Nord for 3D printing. Print process using the world's largest 3D laser printer, in the process of deposition of titanium powder layer by layer, four 400 watt laser generator will be cooled before the titanium powder melt into the brake caliper 3D architecture, a total of 2213 layers required print time 45 hours. However, this is not the end product, forming the caliper body had to go through a series of heat treatment, milling and polishing process, after all, will end the appearance of calipers.