Weight is a key parameter for the highly competitive America’s Cup boats that go up to nearly 50 knots (93kph). As such Scalmalloy® is a success factor as it combines light weight with high strength.
APWORKS therefore produced a lightweight forward organizer out of Scalmalloy® by Additive Manufacturing. The result was a product that weighs 57% less than the conventional part.
The forward organizer is part of the system to control the wing. It is a highly complex part as it combines various functions into one, which makes it time-consuming in machining. APWORKS realized the production of the geometry in a few days compared to weeks with conventional machining, finally resulting in reduced costs.