MacLean-Fogg Served for the Fifth Year in a Row as a 2019 Formula SAE Sponsor

Formula SAE is a student design competition organized by SAE International. University undergraduate and graduate students form teams that design and compete with a small, formula-style, competition vehicle. SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries.

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Teams typically spend 8-12 months designing, building, testing and preparing their vehicles. Team creations are tested for optimum performance, endurance, and emissions.

Similar to last year, the Formula SAE Michigan Competition took place at Michigan International Speedway. Over 100 universities across the United States and world participated in the competitive event.

This year’s MacLean-Fogg volunteers included employees from Human Resources, the Manufacturing Management Program, and engineers representing Quality, Tool Design, Project, and Senior Application.

MacLean-Fogg Fastener Technical Presentation
As a sponsor, MacLean-Fogg shared expertise and knowledge with students participating in the event. Fastening experts from MFCS Maynard presented a Skill Shop titled, “Engineering Basics of Threaded Fastener Design and Analysis” to students from various universities. This skill shop provided students with a basic overview of fastener engineering including design, function, materials, common failure modes and applications. The facilitators included a discussion of locking fasteners, why they are needed, different types of locking fasteners, and how they function.

MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge
As a leading supplier of fasteners, MacLean-Fogg held the MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge. Teams shared a specific challenge they faced with a fastener component on their competition vehicle, explained how they addressed the problem, described what they learned about fastener-related engineering during the design, and identified how this knowledge can be applied to the automotive industry.

YETI Raffle
MacLean-Fogg raffled off a cooler. This year’s lucky winner was from the University of Michigan.

Formula SAE 2019 Winners
Check out overall winners at

Final Thoughts
MacLean-Fogg’s attendance at Formula SAE allowed MacLean-Fogg representatives to meet with and educate many engineering students. 


Above:  Endurance Test


Above:  Winners of the MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge