Smiths HP and Burloak Technologies to supply additively manufactured parts to Formula 1

February 1, 2020

Smiths HP and Burloak Technologies to supply additively manufactured parts to Formula 1
Smiths High Performance and Burloak Technologies are working together to supply AM components to the Formula 1 sector (Courtesy Smiths HP)

Smiths High Performance (Smiths HP), a supplier of advanced engineering materials to the global motorsport sector, based in Bedfordshire, UK, and Additive Manufacturing specialist Burloak Technologies, Ontario, Canada, have signed an agreement to supply additively manufactured metal and polymer components to the worldwide Formula 1 motor racing market.

“We are excited to partner with Burloak Technologies, a world leader in Additive Manufacturing,” stated Rob Kitchen, General Manager, Smiths HP. “They will enable us to provide unique value to our customers through Additive Manufacturing. We look forward to working with Burloak to develop parts and applications that will be at the forefront of Formula 1 racing for many years to come.”

The companies state that they will work together to apply design for Additive Manufacturing principles to the complex challenges of making lighter, stronger and optimally designed parts that improve overall performance. Additive Manufacturing will allow design flexibility and modifications that are not available through traditional manufacturing processes.

Peter Adams, President and co-founder of Burloak Technologies, commented, “We are pleased to have signed this agreement with Smiths High Performance, we believe this is the best channel to leverage and extend our leading capabilities in Additive Manufacturing into the world of Formula 1 racing. With their reputation and position in the market, we are looking forward to the opportunity to apply Additive Manufacturing in innovative ways to solve real-time needs.”

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