James Beswick Builds His Revolutionary RC Car Using Ultimaker2 Extended
(AMSTERDAM)—James Beswick 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 Ultimaker2 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 Ultimaker2 Extended is crucial to Beswick'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," said James Beswick. "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 Ultimaker2 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://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQmgcSCO4zA.
From the very beginning Ultimaker's vision has been to make 3D printing accessible to all. It is why all their desktop printers are extremely quiet, fast, accurate, reliable and effortless to use. Such a commitment has seen them embraced both by professionals and novices alike. This has also helped them to become one of the most successful and reliable open source 3D printing companies in the world. Most recently, the company was awarded best in shootout 2015 in the established Make Magazine, the editors' choice by Digital Trends and best Consumer Product at the 3D Printshow Global Awards 2014. To learn more about Ultimaker, visit: https://ultimaker.com/.