Infiniti Red Bull Racing has extended its Innovation Partnership with Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, after agreeing a new multi-year agreement.
Through the partnership, Siemens will continue to provide its NX CAD/CAM/CAE software to Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s design office, as well supplying its industry-leading Teamcenter PLM software to the team’s engineering and manufacturing staff. This software is the backbone of the team’s digital product development and manufacturing process and aids in accelerating the design and development of the race cars.
The on-going partnership builds on the strong relationship between Siemens and Infiniti Red Bull Racing, which started with the launch of the team in 2005. Since then, the number of design changes applied to the car each year has significantly increased relative to the number of designers. Hence, good management of the engineering process is essential in ensuring that up-to-date information flows from design through simulation, manufacturing, inspection test, and finally onto the car.
Of the partnership extension Infiniti Red Bull Bull Racing Team Principal Christian Horner said: “The Siemens partnership is a critical one for us because it’s an integral part of our design process. Through our relationship with Siemens we’ve come to rely on their critical tools to generate creative design solutions, thus ensuring that we field the best grand prix cars we possibly can. In no small part Siemens has been a key contributor to our success in recent years, and the six world championships we have achieved.”