Duke University Motorsports is a student group that designs and builds open wheel, single seat race cars to compete in the Formula SAE competition sponsored by the Society of Automotive Engineers. The team consists of Duke students from both Pratt and Trinity, in all classes. The purpose of the team is to provide students with a way to gain practical design and manufacturing experience in a fun and challenging setting.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New Frame Jig

New frame means new frame jig.  And here it is:
Using the only model I could find (from the 2005-2006 year in fact), I measured our current jig and modified the model accordingly.  To make sure my measurements were correct, I referenced all the points back to the frame points from last year's frame (and may have found a couple of mistakes along the way in last years frame.. oops!), and made a simple modification to accommodate the new frame.  Basically, the upper rear support for the frame tubes will get moved forward, and new plates will be machined for the rest of the frame supports.  About as simple as a new frame jig can get - only one new tube required.

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