Getting in Gear with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Mastercam sponsors SAE International student design competitions by providing free software and educational support to participating teams. Patrick Jakubowski, Project Manager of Rutgers Formula Racing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recently shared some information about the team’s past season of competition.
Rutgers Formula Racing included 35 students competing in FSAE Michigan, Formula North, FSAE Lincoln, and Pittsburg Shootout. Here are some results from these competitions:
- FSAE Michigan: 45th overall; 17th in design; 37th in acceleration; 17th in skidpad, 31st in autocross.
- Formula North: 14th overall; 2nd in design.
- FSAE Lincoln: 6th overall; 6th in endurance; 11th in design; 19th in presentation; 31st in cost; 36th in acceleration; 18th in skidpad; 11th in autocross; 8th in fuel efficiency.
Patrick said the team used Mastercam University to get familiar with the interface, sharing that more tutorials on how to use cool features would be awesome to include in the courses. The team used Mastercam to design air intake molds, brake cooling duct molds, intake bellmouth, intake flanges, eccentric adjusting differential carriers, sprocket adapter, wheel hubs, uprights, camber brackets, and many more.
As part of our commitment to the future of manufacturing, Mastercam supports many educational initiatives and competitions to encourage student interest in technical disciplines. Student competitions like SAE International give students the chance to apply their knowledge and gain practical skills in design, engineering, and manufacturing.
Thank you to Patrick for reaching out, and congratulations to Rutgers Formula Racing on an excellent past season! Best of luck in the year ahead.