TM4 electric powertrain used in 3D-Printed Shelby Cobra
(Boucherville, QC) TM4 is proud to announce that its MOTIVE electric powertrain system, consisting of the HSM120 motor and CO150 inverter, is being used as part of ORNL’s (Oak Ridge National Laboratory) 3D-printed Shelby Cobra replica. The carbon-fiber car is currently on display at the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. This “laboratory on wheels” honors the Shelby Cobra design, celebrating the 50th anniversary of this model and the only vehicle to be voted a national monument.
The Shelby was printed at the Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL using the BAAM (Big Area Additive Manufacturing) machine and is intended as a “plug-n-play” laboratory on wheels. The Shelby was printed using 20% carbon fiber reinforced ABS material and has a Class A surface finish. The design allows integrated components to be tested and enhanced in real time, improving the use of sustainable, digital manufacturing solutions in the automotive industry.
The team took six weeks to design, manufacture, and assemble the Shelby, including 24 hours of print time. As a company driven by innovation, TM4 is honored to be part of such a leading-edge project.
Official Press release: http://bit.ly/1CfU2MW
Other high-resolution photos of the 3-D printed Shelby are available here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/oakridgelab/.