This Mou will enable better utilisation of manufacturing technology for the fabrication of complex parts in a Formula Student electric race car.
In order to explore the utilisation of manufacturing technology for the fabrication of complex parts in a Formula Student electric race car adequately, IIT Bombay racing team has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wipro 3D – metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) Solutions and Services of Wipro.
About the MoU
As per the MoU, IIT Bombay racing will provide the designs for the parts to be manufactured while Wipro 3D will contribute in technical expertise on additive manufacturing. In addition to that, Wipro 3D will provide equipment and material for the fabrication of parts.
“In collaboration with Wipro 3D, we have built the first-ever additively manufactured Titanium alloy automotive component in the country. The part is a highly structurally loaded static component in the wheel of our new electric race car EVoX. With additive manufacturing and with the use of Titanium, 40% weight reduction has been achieved in the component, in addition to improvement in the ergonomics of the part,” said Kanishka Panda, chief mechanical officer, IIT Bombay Racing.
Ajay Parikh, vice president and business head – Wipro 3D, said, “Our partnership with IIT Bombay Racing is interesting and exciting. As per the MoU, critical metal components of this car will be 3D printed by us. We will fabricate multiple components.
”Formula Students (FS) is one of Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition that is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE). Teams from 110 European universities participated in the four-day-long event and is attended by 8000 students and 2000 professors from different universities across the globe.