This is how bugatti tests its 3D-printed brake calipers to the brink
Earlier this year Bugatti revealed its very first ever production of 3D-printed brake calipers to use on upcoming models. But this didn't mean that Bugatti didn't put them through some very harsh testing considering the speeds that they are currently achieving.
Luckily for us The Volkswagen Group YouTube channel posted a video of Bugatti's engineering team testing the 6.4-pound titanium caliper under unbelievable amounts of stress.
As you saw in the video the brake calipers had no trouble whatsoever to making the rotor come to a full stop from when it turned from glowing orange to suddenly making sparks fly. This isn't that all surprising considering they are made to bring you to a safe stop from traveling at breathtaking speeds.
Those specific brake calipers are made out of a total of 2213 layers of titanium that are melted using lasers during the course of 45 hours straight. After that any remaining powder is cleared and cooked in a furnace in that reaches maximum temperatures at 1292 degrees Fahrenheit.
To put that in perspective the surface of Venus is only 864 degrees Fahrenheit. After it has been heated the metal undergoes mechanical, physical, and chemical treatments to ensure it has maximum strength.