Generative Design Helps Create New Wheels that are 35% Lighter

By using generative design technology, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) was able to shed an additional 4.8 kilograms (10.5 lbs) for the latest iteration of the car.

By using generative design technology, Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) was able to shed an additional 4.8 kilograms (10.5 lbs) for the latest iteration of the car. While about 40 parts of the car have been 3D-printed, the wheels have been fabricated on a conventional 5-axis mill.

Using Generative Design technology with 3 and 5-axis milling, BAC creates new wheels that are 35% lighter

The Liverpool based Briggs Automotive Company (BAC) designs and builds the BAC Mono, a street-legal race car that only weighs about 570 kilograms. In order to accelerate and optimize performance, they are constantly looking into further opportunities to save weight.

By using generative design technology to reinvent the wheel, BAC was able to shed an additional 4.8 kilograms (10.5 lbs) for the latest iteration of the car. While about 40 parts of the car have been 3D-printed, the wheels have been fabricated on a conventional 5-axis mill.

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