Nimrod Racing uses Inventor software to create custom radio controlled (RC) cars—many of them 1:10 scale models of classic vintage cars—for customers worldwide. With fully functional motors, wheels, and suspensions, Nimrod Racing cars can reach speeds of up to 110 km/hr, much to the delight of hobbyists who race them in RC racing championships. Parent company, R-Design Studio, created its Nimrod Racing division to focus on the design and production of custom-made RC cars. Today, the division produces 15 body shells and nearly 800 custom parts and components ranging from wheels to hubcaps.
Cars can reach speeds of up to 110 km/hr, with fully functional motors, wheels and suspensions. The company produces 15 body shells and nearly 800 custom parts ranging from wheels to hubcaps.
Nimrod Racing also uses Alias Design software to design the car exterior body shells and Inventor to engineer components from the mechanical gears and suspension arms to the engine block and chassis. Nimrod engineers use FEA software to test shock absorber arms for strength and stiffness. They must be able to absorb all the shocks from the ground. But if they are too heavy, the car will bump, making it unstable.
Hungary-based Nimrod Racing uses Inventor software to create custom radio controlled cars, such as this Manta model, for hobbyists worldwide. Many of Nimrod’s cars are scale models of classic vintage cars.
Using the software tools, Nimrod Racing reduced its physical prototyping requirements. Now approximately 90% of the firm’s parts can be created without physical prototyping.
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