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 27, 2011

Update 09-27-11

Since the last update, we've made some progress.  Details after the jump, but first a new rendering:

More renderings and updates after the jump...

Frame jig is on its way.  Tubes will be ordered this week, frame jig chassis plates will be done this week, and camber blocks and shims are done and ready to go.  We should be able to send out the frame by fall break at the latest.

Also, the intake molds are almost finished.  Thanks to Dr. Simmons, our faculty advisor, and John Goodfellow, our resident professional machinist, it looks like we're getting a new CNC lathed diffuser mold this year.  We're making good use of the 3D printer too - plenum molds are printed, velocity stacks will be printed by the end of the week, impact attenuator shell is on its way, and intake runner molds should also be done by the end of the week.

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