Getting in Gear with Stony Brook University
Mastercam sponsors SAE International student design competitions by providing free software and educational support to participating teams. Chris Sherling is President of Stony Brook Motorsports at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He reached out to give us some information about the team and their recent participation in Baja SAE competition.
Chris shared that nineteen students competed at Baja SAE Rochester 2019. The team used Mastercam to create front and rear hubs, front and rear uprights, lateral link ends, trailing arm ends, tie rod ends, gearbox case, steering rack clevises, lateral link mounting clevises, front and rear brake caliper mounts, CVT backplate, and gears.
Rear Caliper Mount
Front Caliper Mount
Lateral Link Ends
He talked about the benefits of using Mastercam, saying, “We’ve used Mastercam for years and have grown comfortable in using it. The software has allowed us to produce great parts on our Haas TM1 CNC Mill, and to reduce machine time on parts. This is incredibly useful as we run at least 40 parts on our machine with a lot of them with multiple operations.”
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. Visit our website to learn more about free Mastercam for FSAE participants.