In September of 2021, Aerodine set out to support future engineers that are also passionate about motorsports by creating a contest to help bring additional community support to the Formula SAE’s Student Competition.
For over 30 years, Aerodine has set the industry standard for state-of-the-art composites in product design and tooling for the motorsports industry. Accordingly, this sponsorship represented a significant commitment to connect with talented students that are following their love for racing and engineering.
Since the award was presented to Cal Poly Pomona in December, both teams have been hard at work together. Steady progress was made in early in the year t bring Cal Poly Pomona’s design to reality under the guidance of Aerodine’s engineers. The partnership went beyond the sponsorship as the Aerodine Team took the opportunity to mentor the students with continued tips and techniques regarding carbon fiber parts production. Cal Poly Pomona Team has consistently put Aerodine’s feedback and direction into practical solutions as they build multiple other composite components for the car.
“We are extremely grateful to take part in such an awesome sponsorship as the collaboration with Aerodine has exceeded all of our expectations, and on behalf of the entire Bronco Motorsport Team we’re really excited for the race in June.”, said Alexander Yuen, the Sensors & Bodywork Captain.
While Aerodine was hard at work machining tools and building the multiple components that made the wing, the team attended the SAE/SEMA showcase held on April 23rd in Diamond Bar, CA. The networking event gave the Broncos an opportunity to showcase their progress and exchange best practices with other teams.
The wing was finally completed, delivered, and installed at the end of May, just in time for the team to hold their driver selection and final trials before they head out on the road this coming Saturday, June 11th —
Max Thouin, Aerodine’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development shared his experience with the first edition of this sponsorship: “This was truly a collaborative design process that mimicked an engineer’s function which is to work with suppliers by providing concise designs and remain within the realm of possibilities. Not only did the students do this very successfully, but they are also making wonders out of a small group by bringing a lot of composites to their design.”
This forward-thinking initiative has proven to be a compelling engagement for both Aerodine, FSAE, and the Cal Poly Team as they have recorded their progress along the way, sharing updated pictures of the car as they progressed.
We congratulate the Bronco Motorsports Team and wish them safe travels and the best of luck at the competition held at the Michigan International Speedway from June 15th to June 18th.