Model F1 race cars that run on compressed air and use 3D printed car wheels from EnvisionTEC helped Team Hawk, from Colyton Grammar School in East Devon UK, race to victory.
Team Hawk consists of 6 students aged between 17 and 18. EnvisionTEC have supported them with both sponsorships for 2018 and with engineering support, printing various miniature parts for the car. The implementation of 3D printing proving to be perfect for these tiny but highly accurate engineering parts.
EnvisionTEC produced wheels for the car on a Perfactory P4 XL. Due to their small size (26 × 15 mm) and high detail, plus the need for high strength, both RC70 and one of EnvisionTEC’s ABS-like materials were chosen for the prints. Going forward, EnvisionTEC will be supporting the team with the production of 3D printed body panels.
In the South West regional heat the team won not only the Fastest Car in their class (Professional Class) at 1.140s, but also won Best Engineered Car. They now progress to the national finals taking part at The Wing, Silverstone Racing Circuit on 19th and 20th March.