3D Printed Pistons Are Changing the Game

AMT Tech Report Selection by Stephen LeMarca: Even at the end of this 11-minute video, I still can't get over the fact that the reciprocating piston of an internal combustion engine has been around longer than toilet paper. Yeah, we‘ve...
Feb 18, 2021

AMT Tech Report Selection by Stephen LeMarca: Even at the end of this 11-minute video, I still can't get over the fact that the reciprocating piston of an internal combustion engine has been around longer than toilet paper. Yeah, we‘ve been sending hunks of metal up and down under 2,000 Gs of load longer than we’ve been cleaning our bums with paper. Anyway, additive pistons don’t just produce high performance because they’re lightweight – they’re also lower friction and aid in superior cooling. This means higher RPMs, mo’powah, and improved reliability!

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