The world’s first 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and built by a team of University of Canterbury students, has been unveiled ahead of the international Eco-marathon competition in Singapore in March.
The world’s first 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, designed and built by a team of University of Canterbury students, was unveiled this morning.
The engine and one-person car will compete in the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Asia in Singapore (March 8-11) – a global event that attracts over 100 teams from tertiary institutes around the Asia-Pacific region.
Last year, with the University’s first entry in the international competition, the UC Eco-marathon team won the Design Award for their car, which was also a world-first, created out of 100% recyclable, vacuum-formed thermoplastic.
This year’s entry builds on the award-winning 2017 effort – it has the same thermoplastic body but with a new engine. In classic Kiwi reduce-reuse-recycle fashion, they’re reusing the car body but running it on carbon neutral, sustainable ethanol.
The Eco-marathon brings together young innovators from all over the world to find the most energy-efficient car and to stimulate ideas about meeting the world’s energy needs in a responsible way.
Image courtesy of canterbury.ac.nz