MacLean-Fogg Sponsors 2016 Formula SAE Event
For the second year in a row, MacLean-Fogg participated as a sponsor for the 2016 Formula SAE (FSAE) event at Michigan International Speedway. The event, which was held May 11-14, was attended by 120 collegiate teams from all over the world. For the first time, the event was jointly staffed and organized by employees from both MacLean-Fogg Component Solutions and MacLean Power Systems.
The concept behind Formula SAE is that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the race car is the non-professional weekend autocross racer. Each student team designs, builds and tests a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote clever problem-solving.
In addition to event sponsorship support, MacLean-Fogg also sponsored an ancillary challenge to the teams, known as the MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge. The contest encourages students to evaluate and find a resolution to a fastening challenge related to the performance of their vehicles by using their education and experience.
Submissions from each team were reviewed by MacLean-Fogg experts from multiple locations, and the top three teams were chosen. The 2016 winner was Cornell University that submitted a fascinating solution to quickly remove and change out their intake manifold. The second and third place teams were Auburn University and California Polytechnic University.
To learn more about MacLean-Fogg Company, as well as its involvement with the upcoming 2017 Formula SAE Event, visit www.macleanfoggcs.com/about-us/formula-sae