Joe Gibbs Racing's Elliott Sadler will drive the No. 11 Stratasys car
Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN
MINNEAPOLIS & REHOVOT, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), a global leader of 3D printing and additive
manufacturing solutions, makes its NASCAR Nationwide Series debut,
sponsoring the No. 11 Toyota — driven by Elliott Sadler and fielded by Joe
Gibbs Racing (JGR) — in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa
SpeedwaySaturday, Aug. 2. ESPN will broadcast on-track activities
beginning with qualifying at 4:30 p.m. ET, followed by the U.S. Cellular
250 at 8 p.m. ET. For behind-the-scenes access, watch this time-lapse video
to see how the No. 11 team wrapped the car for the race.
Stratasys is the primary sponsor for Joe Gibbs Racing's No. 11 Toyota Camry driven by Elliott Sadler in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Photo courtesy of JGR.
JGR has incorporated Stratasys' FDM technology into their race program
for more than a decade, giving them advantages in prototyping and
production. The Fortus
400mc 3D Production System allows JGR to print parts for functional
testing and end use parts for their cars.
"Stratasys has been a technology partner with Joe Gibbs Racing for over
10 years. We started out making a few prototype pieces for motor
development. Today, Stratasys supports many projects and several
departments," says Mark Bringle, technical sponsorship and marketing
director at JGR. "It is an accurate statement that the use of Stratasys
technology has sped up the development process, totally changing the way
we go about manufacturing."
Recently, JGR expanded their 3D printing technology by adding the Objet500
Connex3 Color Multi-material 3D Printer. The PolyJet technology
allows JGR to 3D print color multi-material parts ranging from rigid to
flexible all within the same build. The results are reduced costs,
improved quality, improved design efficiency, increased profit and
increased competitive advantage.
"The automotive industry has been quick to adopt cutting-edge additive
manufacturing," says Eric Bert, vice president of sales in North America
for Stratasys. "As one of the premier racing teams on the NASCAR
Nationwide Series circuit, JGR uses 3D printing for advanced
applications including compressed engineering development cycles,
critical component design optimization, jigs and fixture creation, and
end use part production. We're very pleased to support the Joe Gibbs
Racing team on their road to victory."
Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), headquartered in Minneapolis,
Minnesota and Rehovot, Israel, is a leading global provider of 3D
printing and additive and additive manufacturing solutions. The
company's patented FDM®, PolyJet™ and WDM™ 3D Printing
technologies produce prototypes and manufactured goods directly from 3D
CAD files or other 3D content. Systems include 3D printers for idea
development, prototyping and direct digital manufacturing. Stratasys
subsidiaries include MakerBot and Solidscape, and the company operates a
digital-manufacturing service comprising RedEye and Solid Concepts.
Stratasys has more than 2,500 employees, holds over 560 granted or
pending additive manufacturing patents globally, and has received more
than 25 awards for its technology and leadership. Online at: www.stratasys.com
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