Sauber has announced that it has set up a 3D-metal printing machine in its factory at Hinwil. The Swiss team struggled throughout the 2017 campaign, finishing last out of the 10 constructors. Next season, it hopes to make improvements as it will run with up-to-date Ferrari power, compared to the year-old units it had in 2017.

Sauber announced back in June of this year that it was entering a technical partnership with Additive Industries. The team confirmed on Tuesday that it had added a MetalFAB1 machine in its factory, with a second 3D-printing system to follow in 2018.

“In this partnership we will enable the Sauber F1 Team professionals to accelerate in the metal additive manufacturing domain,” said Daan Kersten, CEO of Additive Industries.

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