Design Engineer, AM Seminar Chair
Joe Gibbs Racing
For 38 weeks a year, Joe Gibbs Racing has to prepare a total of 8 cars for that weekend’s race. Each track on the NASCAR Cup Series circuit is unique and presents its own set of challenges. Having the ability to fine-tune the cars to each individual track is extremely important to be able to compete at the highest level. Additionally, dozens of engineers at the shop are constantly searching for ways to build faster, more efficient, and more reliable racecars. Being able to implement changes in a matter of days, not weeks, is critical. The difference between winning and finishing in second is often less than one second. None of this would be possible without the use of additive manufacturing. JGR utilizes multiple in-house systems to manufacture parts that are used in numerous aspects of the vehicle, including prototyping, tooling & fixturing, as well as end-use parts. This presentation will discuss some of the applications JGR has found for additive technologies and will also go into depth on case studies to provide insight into the development of an additive manufactured part fit for motorsports.