Conflux Technology, an Australian company that develops some of the most innovative additively made heat exchanger designs, will collaborate with Dallara, Italy, to produce a new set of 3D printed heat exchangers.
Dallara is a contract builder for just about every single racing category across the world, in addition to building its hypercars. Their reputation for designing and engineering race vehicles is unrivalled, and they have vast experience with additive manufacturing and composites.
This is a continuation of Conflux’s motorsport heritage, proof of performance capabilities, and economically viable products for the company.
Conflux Technology’s AM adventure began in motorsport, making this project very significant for the organization.
“Highly complicated geometries that take advantage of the inherent freedoms given by Additive Manufacturing give Conflux heat exchangers their performance,” said Michael Fuller, CEO and Founder of Conflux Technology.
“Dallara gave us the task of producing compact heat exchangers that met demanding performance, quality, and cost goals.
Our engineers are collaborating with Dallara experts to achieve this goal, with the ultimate goal of improving fundamental efficiency in the automotive and motorsport industries.”
Conflux Technology has concentrated its efforts on producing new and innovative solutions for thermal and fluid engineering since its inception.
The company discussed how it used EOS’ metal 3D printing technology to develop and create new and more efficient 3D printed heat exchangers in a case study published in 2018.
Dallara is a world leader in the design and construction of racing vehicles, having supplied cars to IndyCar, Indy Lights, GP2, GP3, Formula 3.5 V8, Super Formula, and the Renault Sport Trophy as a sole supplier.
The firm also supplies cars to all Formula 3 championships
, as well as instructional leagues such as Formulino, the Formula E championship,
the World Endurance Championship, and the European Le Mans Series.
Dallara’s three primary skills are design and production (using carbon fibre composite materials), aerodynamics (wind tunnel and CFD), and vehicle dynamics (simulation and testing).
Dallara’s Engineering branch has dramatically extended its activity in recent years,
attracting business from some of the industry’s most prestigious companies, including Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, KTM, Maserati and Lamborghini.
The company established a design centre (Dallara LLC) in Speedway, Indiana,
in 2012 to serve as the primary provider of chassis and components for the IndyCar and IndyLights series.
Dallara LLC has been able to expand its activities since its creation,
moving into the aerospace and military industries and obtaining ISO 9001:2008 certification.
In 2016, Dallara and Cadillac formed a joint venture to design and build an LMP2 vehicle,
which became the Cadillac Dpi, which competes in the IMSA Series.
An edutainment centre is also housed in the same facility,
where visitors may learn how a race car is planned, developed, and built while having fun.