UConn Engineering Team Calls on Bolton Works to Fine Tune Racecar Design

Formula SAE® is an international collegiate competition that challenges students to design, develop and competitively race a Formula-style racecar. Beyond the exhilaration of race day, participating university clubs are given real world automotive engineering experience all the way from design and development to finance, manufacturing, and marketing. The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering has had a Formula SAE team since 2009 and recognizes the event as an opportunity for its members to learn and improve through hands-on experience. From the trial and error of previous competition years, the UConn team realized they could use a 3D CAD model of their engine as a stepping stone to a better, more efficient design. All they needed was the 3D data, but it simply wasn’t available.