2020 GT500 will have two 3D-printed brake parts

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That’s kind of disappointing. I was expecting something bigger.
I expect the other brake part is a little bigger / more exciting. (Of course they show us the little bracket) Who cares right?





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I think it is pretty cool stuff. Starting small, it could be a glimpse of the future. Sad, though, that the GT500 will only be just over 650 HP :giggle:

Seriously though, I can't wait until the reveal. I just hope it breaks some hearts like the last GT500 did, sweet victory.
 

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For those doubting 3D printed automotive parts. Koenigsegg printed their turbos for the One:1 because they were able to design something no casting could produce.
 

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So???? How much weight savings? :crackup: The GT500 is going to need a lot more plastic printed parts to bring curb weight down.
 

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Wait! When did Ford mention Active Brake Cooling? Front and Rear!
 

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Wait! When did Ford mention Active Brake Cooling? Front and Rear!
Unless I missed something they haven't mentioned it and we don't know if it's on the car yet.
 

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Cool stuff. I can see companies using printed parts for a lot of niche cars.

We have a printer at work, where we design and build automated equipment. It's a huge time and money saver for creating unstressed parts that would be difficult or impossible to produce with typical machine tools, especially when there might be only one of a particular piece of automation ever to be built.
 

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:Shameless plug: If you guys want more info on what Ford is doing in regards to advanced manufacturing, feel free to check out the video...
 

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Nice find Face. Thanks for that.
 

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OK...there had been mention that two 3D printed parts were coming from there for use on the GT500. Any mention of what the other one was? Or on active brake ducting for that matter?
 

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