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Corvette Today Podcast: Corvette News/Headlines

With the reveal of the new mid-engine C8 Z06 next week, this CORVETTE TODAY News & Headlines episode is a “must listen-to” podcast! https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...OSfY9cINY1UxSw Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett, teams up again with Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger.com to bring you the hottest headlines in the world of Corvette…including the latest on the C8 Z06 reveal on October 26th! Here are a few of the topics covered in this podcast:

1. The C8 Z06 will make public debut at the Petersen Automotive Museum on October 26
2. GM makes a change to 2022 Corvette ordered with Z51 and the high wing
3. C8 Corvette ranked 2nd on the list of the fastest selling cars in September 2021
4. C8 E-Rays are testing in Colorado and outside the Nurburgring in Germany
5. A 95 year old WWII veteran is moved to the head of the line to get his 2022 Corvette
6. Mazzanti to build a Corvette-powered Italian supercar with 761 horsepower
7. A truckload of C8’s goes up in flames
8. Watch a video of BGA building right-hand drive C8 Corvettes


You’ll know everything we know when you listen to this CORVETTE TODAY podcast!


Listen here: https://adori.page.link/corvette-today
Watch CORVETTE TODAY on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXC...lOPPQ/featured
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3D Printing Titanium Chiron Brake Calipers

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  • 3D Printing Titanium Chiron Brake Calipers

    2,213, 3D printed titanium layers; first brake caliper made this way. Video of its being tested:


    Originally posted by MotorAutthority
    Bugatti's 3D-printed brake caliper tested to hypercar extremes

    SEAN SZYMKOWSKI; DECEMBER 22, 2018

    Bugatti in January revealed the largest 3D-printed component composed out of titanium: a brake caliper designed for the Chiron hypercar. Throughout 2018, the firm has continued to test the brake caliper before it enters production, and we received our first look at just how extreme the test procedures are.

    Video shows the titanium caliper installed on a machine to mimic a car traveling at high speeds, up to 233 mph. Engineers then apply the brakes to see how the 3D-printed component stacks up against the casted aluminum caliper. The results speak for themselves as the caliper remains intact after grueling stress tests and temperatures that close in on 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

    The scene creates quite a fireworks show, too, as sparks fly and the brake disc itself heats to a vivid orange glow. Still, the 3D-printed titanium unit holds its own.


    Bugatti Chiron brake caliper made using 3D printing
    Bugatti Chiron brake caliper made using 3D printing

    Bugatti used four 400-watt lasers to create the caliper, which takes 45 hours to build. Titanium powder is deposited layer by layer until all 2,213 layers are present for the final product. Then, it heads to a heat treatment furnace to bake and eliminate residual stress. The end result is a caliper that can handle 275 pounds of force applied to a square millimeter without the titanium rupturing.

    When the caliper is installed on production Chirons, it will be for the front axle of the car and eight pistons, just like the current aluminum caliper. It measures 16 inches long and weighs only 6.4 pounds for a 40-percent weight saving over the current component.

    And we'll likely continue to see 3D printing expand its role in the automotive industry. Numerous automakers have begun to turn to 3D printing to create lighter parts and more intricate designs. Not to mention, stronger components and even obscure replacement parts for classic cars.
    https://www2.motorauthority.com/news...ercar-extremes
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    BMW announced last month that they have already installed over 100,000 3D printed parts into production cars. While most of their 3D parts are small run and smaller parts, I wonder if/when in the future, other than massive blocks of metal such as engine blocks, as to will there be a limit to the fast growing number of 3D printed parts.

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