The Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN Formula One Team announced on Thursday that 3D Laser Printing firm Virtek has joined the Hinwil-based outfit to provide support to the team during the construction of composites of the car.
Speaking about the news, Dietmar Wennemer, CEO & President, Virtek Vision International Inc:
“We are very excited to win the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team as a customer in the very innovative world of Formula One racing. We continue to innovate in the carbon fibre overlay and semi-automated assembly space that offers faster and higher quality prototyping and manufacturing capabilities. This capability will allow the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team to optimize their race cars and tune them quickly for enhanced aerodynamic performance, while keeping the drivers safe. We are looking forward to working with the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN team to utilize our future product enhancements, like our newest innovation ‘Iris™ ActiveTrack’ that will make the work of the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN technicians even easier.”
Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN stated:
“The regulation changes in 2022 will be a pivotal moment in the history of Formula One, and our new partnership with Virtek will allow us to take this step with confidence. Their innovative systems will make the production of C42 parts more streamlined, precise and efficient, reducing any waste of time, materials and resources. In a world where every marginal gain is crucial, this is a big help – especially as we embark on such an ambitious project as our 2022 contender is.”