World's fastest 3D printed radio controlled car made possible by Ultimaker
James Beswick Builds His Revolutionary RC Car Using Ultimaker 2 Extended
James Beswick a is raising the bar for what is possible in the world of radio controlled car racing by striving to create the fastest 3D printed RC car. Using an Ultimaker 2 Extended to design and produce his revolutionary, aerodynamic car bodies, his goal is to beat the world record for the fastest RC car. Already able to reach speeds of over 100 mph and no plans to stop improving, he is closer to realizing his goal every day.
The Ultimaker 2 Extended is crucial to Bewick’s out-of-the-box process. The precise design capabilities allow him to print and engineer specific shapes that are impossible to produce using other methods, one of the primary reasons he sought out a printer from Ultimaker, a leading 3D printer manufacturer.
It sped up the building process significantly and opened so many more exciting possibilities. I think I can honestly say I’d be lost without my Ultimaker in my life. For me the only hard part of the process is the waiting. I don’t always get the parts perfect first time but with the nature of 3D printing it’s so simple to go back to the design and make slight changes, then try again.
The Ultimaker 2 Extended, in particular, shines for its large build volume which allows Beswick to print a single smooth body, maximizing the aerodynamics and speed. His RC car’s single piece body is ideal for reaching high speeds as it minimizes the amount of air disturbance that can slow a car down. To learn more about James Beswick and his revolutionary 3D printed car, visit https://ultimaker.com/learn/the-worlds-fastest-3d-printed-r-c-car.
Since 2011, Ultimaker has built an open and easy-to-use solution of 3D printers, software and materials that enable professional designers and engineers to innovate every day. Today, Ultimaker is the market leader in desktop 3D printing. From offices in the Netherlands, New York, Boston, and Singapore – plus production facilities in Europa and the US – its global team of over 400 employees work together to accelerate the world’s transition to digital distribution and local manufacturing.