MFCS Sponsors Formula SAE Student Competition

During the week of May 18, 2015, MFCS sponsored the Formula SAE Student competition in Brooklyn, Michigan. The concept behind Formula SAE is a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style racecar. The prototype racecar is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. The target marketing group for the racecar 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. At the event in Brooklyn, teams presented designs and plans for their vehicles and passed rigorous safety and performance testing before being allowed to compete in several dynamic racing events. One hundred and fifteen schools from all over the world participated in the event, including some from as far as Austria, Venezuela and Singapore.


As part of the MFCS sponsorship, teams were invited to participate in an auxiliary contest called the “MacLean-Fogg Fastening Challenge.” For this contest, teams were asked to submit challenges they had with fastening issues in their vehicle or innovative solutions to fastening issues. The winning team received $1,000 towards their 2016 vehicle in addition to the highly coveted trophy, a very large lock nut engraved with the MFCS logo. The award for 2015 was given to Michigan Technological University for their innovative solution to remove a portion of their frame to access a CVT adjustment. 

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Michigan Tech Formula SAE 2015 Vehicle.

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MFCS Display.

 

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A page from Michigan Tech Winning Submission.

 

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