Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and AM Solutions Team Up

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will acquire three S1 systems by AM Solutions.

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will acquire three S1 systems by AM Solutions.

Christoph Hansen, director of Technology and Innovation of Sauber Engineering, with Stephan Rösler, president and CEO of the Rösler, Oberflächentechnik GmbH. Image courtesy of Rösler.

Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN unveils a partnership with AM Solutions, a brand of the Rösler Group. As part of the agreement to bolster the team’s post-processing of additive manufactured parts, Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN will acquire three S1 systems by AM Solutions—3D post-processing technology to bring the automation, economic efficiency and repeatability of its post-processing to the next level.

AM Solutions is a brand created by Rösler, a company focused on surface finishing, to offer products and services designed around the challenges and needs of additive manufacturing.

Several 3D printed parts feature on the Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN C41, competing in the 2021 Formula One world championship, and the ability to have more precisely made items created in an efficient and cost-effective way. The new S1 system for the automatic de-powdering and cleaning of small to midsize volumes of 3D printed parts offers numerous new technical features, such as a new basket design for optimal distribution and circulation of the parts, a specially developed wear protection lining made of non-staining anti-static polyurethane, ATEX conformity and safe and ergonomic machine handling.

“As an early adopter of 3D printing, Sauber has recognized the importance of post-processing in terms of automation, cost effectiveness and repeatability in the AM production chain. Their deep knowledge and experience will help us to further improve our solutions and to increase the awareness of our still young AM Solutions brand. We will bring our decades of know-how in surface finishing combined with our tailor-made solutions for the needs and challenges of AM to the track,” says Stephan Rösler, president and CEO of the Rösler Oberflächentechnik GmbH.

Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN and CEO Sauber 
Motorsport AG: “Additive manufacturing is playing an ever-increasing role 
in Formula One and every new iteration of our race cars feature more 3D 
printed parts – in addition to those used in other operations of the 
company, from the wind tunnel models to experimental parts. The innovations 
brought by AM Solutions help us create parts quickly, more efficiently and 
with less waste, meaning we gain on time and money, two resources available 
in very finite amounts in our sport, while at the same time improving the 
sustainability of our operations. It’s all part of the marginal gains we 
make across every aspect of our operations as we move towards the front of 
the grid.”

Picture: IMG 1

Underline: Christoph Hansen, Director of Technology & Innovation of Sauber 
Engineering, with Stephan Rösler, President & CEO of the Rösler 
Oberflächentechnik GmbH

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