And suddenly the printed wheel carrier brakes...

An innovation across the borders from Hamburg to Turin attracts the attention of automotive enthusiasts: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies IAPT developed together a 3D-printed wheel carrier with an integrated brake caliper for an FCA sports car.

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