29 Jan Utes Motorsports Gains Valuable Support from Industry
We know it has been a long time since our last post. We apologize greatly but we are hard at work getting ready for competition this year.
Since the Winter break we have obtained valuable support from key members in industry.
Nationwide Company Hexcel has provided us with a bunch of Carbon Fiber Prepreg to be used on the chassis. This high tech material they have provided will allow the team to build a high caliber performance vehicle. Without this donation the team would have been hard pressed to come up with the funding to purchase this material so their donation is greatly appreciated.
Local Hands-on Education specialists from DATC have been kind enough to open their facility to the Utes Motorsports Program. With their hands on knowledge and world class facility they will assist us in taking this product from a twinkle in our eyes to a full complete chassis.
General Plastics out of Washington has been very nice to offer us a high temperature low density tooling foam. Without this donation the team would have had a very difficult time building the mold and curing it properly at the temperatures.
Industry leader Janicki has offered their expertise and massive 5-axis mill in order to machine our mold to precision accuracy, saving the team days and offering a much higher level of accuracy.
Local company Technology Marketing Inc.(TMI) has graciously offered to make their industry expertise and materials available to the team. With their help we are confident we can make a chassis that is worthy of the block U and bring praise to the U of U mechanical engineering department.
Please keep checking back we promise to update the blog far more often. You should see some pretty exciting things coming about in the next couple weeks. Also if you have not already please check us out on facebook for even more updates and real time pictures of the team at work.