To build it, Ford collaborated with RWTH Aachen’s Digital Additive Production Institute in Germany to help with researching and analyzing the ideal shape. Once the design was nailed down, the intake manifold took five days to print, adding layer after layer of aluminum until it was complete. Because the lightweight material used, the intricate webbed design enabled by the printing process, it maintains strength while keeping weight down. The manifold weighs approximately 13 pounds.
The result, well … we’ve seen the result, and it’s glorious. We can’t wait to see what Block and Ford come up with next.