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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

New hand clutch

More an exercise in surface machining than anything else, but we have to make a new one anyways.  Save a little bit of weight too - 100g vs 140g for the old one.  Not a whole lot, but every bit counts, especially when the weight savings is essentially free.

Some pictures of the machining process and the result of some of the 3D toolpaths after the jump.

Surface operation done
completed parts

completed parts

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