The Sahara Force India team has announced a new technical partnership with 3D Solutions Corporation ahead of the 2013 F1 season.

The multi-year deal strengthens the relationship between the two, allowing Sahara Force India to fully exploit its existing 3D Systems machinery and reduce the manufacturing time of wind tunnel model components.

"We've been working with 3D systems as a customer for many years, so we are delighted to forge stronger links with a company that is the market-leader for rapid prototyping technology," team boss Vijay Mallya said.

"We use their technology on a daily basis to manufacture wind tunnel model components and this new relationship will hopefully allow us to get performance to the car faster."

Kevin McAlea, Senior Vice President and General Manager of 3D Production Printers at 3D Systems, was also pleased with the partnership.

"We are excited to launch this technical partnership with the first ever Indian Formula One team," he said. "The opportunity to partner with emerging innovators like Sahara Force India provides tangible customer benefits that extend well beyond motorsports."


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