Construct durable, accurate wind–tunnel test models faster, less expensive, and more efficient.
Wind–tunnel testing is an integral part of the design process in many industries to verify and tune the aerodynamic properties of solid objects. Whether an object is stationary or mobile, wind tunnels provide insight into the effects of air as it moves over or around the test model.
Compared with machining and model making, 3D printing with either PolyJet or FDM Technology is faster, less expensive and more efficient.
The transparent materials available with PolyJet 3D printing can be useful when evaluating the flow characteristics of internal structures.
Producing hollow models is easy with PolyJet technology. This makes the model lighter and reduces material consumption.
3D printing makes it possible to easily embed equipment into the model, such as pressure-measurement devices and vents for smoke discharge.