Bugatti debuts world’s first 3D printed brake caliper

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This video shows Bugatti testing the world’s first 3D printed brake caliper. The eight-piston monobloc brake caliper is made out of titanium and stops the Bugatti Chiron in 2.5 seconds.

It is the largest brake caliper in the automotive industry, made on an SLM 500 3D printer and takes on average 45 hours to complete. This equates to 2,213 layers and 2.9kg of titanium.

The new caliper is the result of cooperation between the Bugatti Development Department and Laser Zentrum Nord in Hamburg, Germany.

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Tara has worked for UKi Media & Events since 2013, initially as a freelancer. She has been a journalist for over a decade and has worked for a range of publications, including Personnel Today, Management Today and The Grocer.

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