The delft hyperloop team: the best of the best
The Delft Hyperloop team consists of 30 members from all academic departments of the Delft University of Technology, who were chosen as the best candidates from a pool of nearly 200 applicants. This team participated in the "SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Contest", which Elon Musk organized in 2013 because he didn't want to carry out the Hyperloop project on his own. The Dutch team built a safe, fast and cost-effective vehicle model, based on a unique design and suspension mechanism. A half-scale model of the transport pod will be sent through the SpaceX test tube in California in January 2017.
Helping to shape a piece of hyperloop future
RP² has been purchasing investment casting patterns from the voxeljet 3D printing service center for several years now. voxeljet was once again the first choice as provider of the necessary investment casting patterns to assist with the Hyperloop project. "This is certainly not an everyday project," says Florian Rauscher, the project manager at voxeljet Customer Services. "We are delighted to be involved in this transport concept, which may allow us to travel from Munich to Berlin in only 30 minutes just a few years from now."
Although the Delft team lost to the winners in a tight race during the first round of the Hyperloop contest, they will have another chance to prove themselves with their Hyperloop pod on the test route in California in January 2017. No matter who ultimately wins the race, it is an honor for voxeljet to be part of the Hyperloop project.