Formula SAE® Lincoln

June 19-22, 2019 │ Lincoln, NE, USA │ Lincoln Airpark

Equipment Suppliers

Companies may become involved in Collegiate Competition Events at the competitor's level by registering as an Equipment Supplier. The following companies are supplying parts to competing teams for free, at cost or discounted from retail.

Please email for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.

ACE Controls Inc.
Items Available: 
Discount Offer: Free and discounted product.  Use Quote #18389 when ordering. Teams that take advantage of this offer will be required to submit a drawing or photo of our product installed that we can use for social media or other promotion and decorate their vehicle with an ACE logo. We also recommend that you apply for the ACE Energy Management Award for the Michigan event.
Discount Amount:  $500 of free product with a 35% discount for additional product. Offer does not include Stainless Steel. Send an email to to discuss custom products or amounts over $500.
Additional Information: 

Founded in 1963, ACE products are used to control linear deceleration with hydraulic dampers and shocks; aid, control and support motion with gas springs and hydraulic brakes; and manage vibration with rubber metal isolators and PAD and SLAB products. Our application team can help you find the right product to solve your problems in these areas.
Product information
ACE YouTube videos
ACE Free Vibrochecker app
ACE product selection tools
Case studies/blog
Application examples:
Industrial Shocks – minimize damage from large moving masses – control door closures
Gas Springs & Hydraulic Brakes– Hood and door closures, speed controllers, gas pedal placement
Vibration – isolate electronics, reduce seat vibration for driver comfort, reduce engine and compressor vibration, during development; isolate testing equipment to improve test result accuracy.


A&D Technology
Items Available: 
  • Phoenix combustion analysis systems
  • Procyon HiL simulation hardware capable of running real-time MATLAB® models
  • iTest test automation software
  • LabCloud lab and data management software
  • FTIR emissions measurement system
Discount Offer: Free noncommercial use of available demo systems.
Discount Amount:  100% off the rental fee
Additional Information: 

A&D Technology delivers integrated test automation and lab management solutions to the transportation and energy markets, from engine and transmission development and combustion analysis to vehicle electrification and hardware-in-the-loop simulation.  With over 30 years of experience and more than 1000 installations worldwide, A&D has the expertise and proven technology to help you implement the most advanced and cost-effective solution for your testing challenge.   Contact Lee Gibson at for more information on how to request a demo system.


Altair Engineering
Items Available:  Hyperworks 14.0 Student Edition
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information: 

We invite your team to leverage the Altair One™ Marketplace to access the Altair Academic Edition, your all-access pass to the industry’s most comprehensive set of CAE, simulation, data science, and AI/ML software tools. Select, install, and activate as many tools as you'd like on any PC or laptop with ease.

Student teams get access to industrial-strength, Professional Edition-equivalent licenses of all Altair solutions, including Altair® Inspire™, Altair® PSIM®, Altair® AI Studio™(formerly RapidMiner Studio®), and many more.

With the Altair Academic Edition, your team can achieve its most important goals: reduce your product's design time, maximize performance, minimize weight, improve energy efficiency and sustainability, and more. Get started by requesting our software or learn more about this program at Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn to keep in touch and be the first to know about updates and Altair events (such as contests with cash prizes)!


Items Available:  ANSYS Academic Research Mechanical and CFD (5 tasks), ANSYS Academic Composite Tools (5 tasks), ANSYS Academic Research EM (5 tasks), 32 x ANSYS Academic Research HPC (per core), 32 x ANSYS Academic Research Electronics HPC (per core)
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  Software to be used in the design and development of competition team-based vehicles in exchange for marketing and promotion of ANSYS software via logo on the vehicle, inclusion on the team website and social media pages. Interested teams: Complete this application to be considered for inclusion in the ANSYS program: Need additional details, contact Vishal Ganore— Join ANSYS Student community to discuss, find tutorials, project materials related to student competitions. Be sure to like us on the ANSYS Facebook page:


Items Available:  Autodesk® Fusion 360™ is a 3D CAD, CAM, and CAE tool. Fusion 360 enables students to work together in an integrated design, engineering, and manufacturing platform. It connects the entire product development process in a single cloud-based platform that works on both Mac and PC. A modern collaboration environment allows access to your design data virtually anywhere.
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  To download Fusion 360 for free, visit


CoLab Software
Items Available:  Gradient
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  Gradient is the world’s first collaborative issue tracking platform developed specifically for mechanical design teams. It allows you to create projects, sync your 2- and 3-D files, inv ite reviewers, and then create, track, and manage issues and tasks. An intuitive issue tracking system links directly to the location of interest in the 3-D model, as well to relevant 2-D drawings and other supporting information. Gradient eliminates design miscommunication and accelerates your product development process. CoLab Software was started by alumni of the Baja SAE program. Our product, Gradient, is a cloud-based application that can be accessed from any internet-connected device. SAE student teams are eligible for a limited number of Gradient licenses. Sign up here by appending SAE to your team name in the “Company Name” field. If you need additional details please contact


DS Solidworks Corp.
Items Available:  SolidWorks with Simulation and Sustainability
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:


Fibre Glast Developments Corp.
Items Available:  Fibre Glast Developments is offering a 20% discount off retail price on all products ranging from carbon fiber, fiberglass, Kevlar, resins, vacuum bagging materials, pumps and equipment, additives, gel coats and all the supplies and tools you could need! Our first quality products guarantee consistent materials each time you order.
Discount Offer:  Discount total retail order using Promo Code FGDSAE19
Discount Amount:  20%
Additional Information:  Fibre Glast Developments specializes in the distribution of fiberglass and composite materials. We have built the largest and most comprehensive composites web site in the industry; investing along the way in the product knowledge to support it. That means you can depend on Fibre Glast as a trusted and reliable resource for all your project needs. Fibre Glast is offering a 20% discount off retail price on all items in our extensive inventory to SAE participants. Contact us at or 800-821-3283 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you! Visit our website at to view our huge selection of composite materials, resins, and more!


Hoosier Racing Tire
Items Available:  10" and 13" Racing Tires(Slicks) and Rain Tires(Treaded)
Discount Offer:  Discounted from retail
Discount Amount:  20%
Additional Information:  Contact Hoosier Racing Tire at 574-784-3152 to order your Race Tires for your FSAE Vehicle at 20% Discount from Suggested Retail.

MathWorks Inc.
Items Available:  MathWorks is offering complimentary software and physical modeling training to all teams participating in this year's events. You can find more information and request software at
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  The MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge is a video series covering topics relevant to racing teams. Learn the basics of MATLAB and Simulink, see how you can improve your race car, and discover how successful teams use MATLAB and Simulink in their race car development, Join the MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Facebook Group to stay informed and ask questions,


MoTeC USA Inc.
Items Available:  MoTeC offers a wide variety of vibrant color display loggers, engine controllers, power management devices and all related accessories. MoTeC will also provide technical assistance for FSAE teams who are a part of our program.
Discount Offer:  Discounted from Retail Price
Discount Amount:  Varies based on item.
Additional Information:  Teams are encouraged to go to to get more information on our program and how to sign up. We can also help at our dedicated email for FSAE teams at Don’t forget to follow us at and


 MSC Software
Items Available:  Academic Structures Bundle and Academic Motion Bundle
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  MSC Software is the industry leader in developing simulation software technology that enables engineers to validate and optimize their designs using virtual prototypes. Customers in almost every part of the manufacturing process use our software to complement, and in some cases even replace the physical prototype “build and test” process that has traditionally been used in product design. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with the design and test of manufactured products. Our solutions accurately and reliably predict how products will behave in the real world to help engineers design more innovative products - quickly and cost effectively. MSC Software's technology is used by leading manufacturers for linear and nonlinear finite element analysis (FEA), acoustics, fluid-structure interaction (FSI), multi-physics, optimization, fatigue and durability, multi-body dynamics, and control systems simulation. MSC pioneered many of the technologies that are now relied upon by industry leaders to analyze and predict stress and strain, vibration & dynamics, acoustics, and thermal analysis in our flagship product, MSC Nastran. MSC Software will be offering a variety of its simulation software tools for finite element analysis as well as multibody dynamics. Among these offerings our Academic Motion that includes Adams/Car for vehicle dynamics and durability simulation. As well as Adams Real-Time modules for generating real-time vehicle models suitable for software in-the-loop and hardware in-the-loop simulations. For more information, click here for our student competition page:
The Academic bundles offered are as follows:
  •  Academic Structures Bundle: Provides linear and non-linear finite element analysis (FEA) capabilities for structural & thermal simulations as well as others such as those involving impacts and fluid-structure interactions; based on the latest versions of MSC Nastran, Patran, Dytran, Marc, and Sinda.
  • Academic Motion Bundle: Provides capabilities for a wide variety of multi-body motion and mechanical system simulations, including hydraulics & controls, using a geometric modeling approach or a schematic, block-diagram modeling approach; based on Adams and Easy5.
Items Available:  Dash displays and dash loggers (from 2.4inches up to 7inches), a 50Hz GPS/IMU module/logger suitable for vehicle dynamics analysis, the PLEX Knock Monitor V2 (industry’s best tool for detecting knock), the PLEX PCA-2000, a portable combustion analysis and logging system (in-cylinder pressure), the PLEX PDA-WIN Pro Data Analysis Software (race, driver, engine) and more.
Discount Offer:  Data Analysis SW for Free. All other products discounted to wholesale levels.
Discount Amount:  25% - 100%
Additional Information:  Properly acquiring, displaying & analyzing data is a decisive factor in winning a student competition race. A worthy product needs not only to be accurate and reliable but above all versatile and easy/fast to use.
At PLEX, we try hard to deliver the most compelling solutions that will enhance our user’s performance both reliably and consistently. The PLEX EDU-X! program provides Formula Student Teams with special discounts
and offers plus personalized support across our entire motorsport electronics and software line up. To view our products and Request-a-Quote please visit the PLEX EDU-X! webpage here: For questions and to help you decide on the right product for your 2019 project, e-mail us here: or call at: +30 213 03 40031. To find out more about our company, visit
our website: or Fb page:
Polaris Industries Inc.
Items Available:  Polaris supplies a variety of parts approximately 30-40% off the retail price, as listed at The Polaris Engineering team will also help answer technical questions relating to the supplied parts.
Discount Offer:  Discounted from retail
Discount Amount:  %
Additional Information:  To be eligible to order parts from Polaris please read the terms of sponsorship and complete the sponsorship agreement form including the submission of the teams previous year design report or project schedule(for teams new to competition). Upon sponsorship confirmation the team can begin submitting orders. All instructions, ordering information, and order deadlines can be found at For additional information and questions please email the Polaris SAE Support Team at


Powersim Inc.
Items Available:  PSIM - A simulation environment for power electronics and motor control simulation. Modules made available to the teams include embedded code generation and Processor-In-Loop (PIL) simulation. Complimentary webinar training will be made available to the teams to help get started with PSIM.
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  Visit


Siemens PLM Software
Items Available:  Academic Partnership Program: PLM Software and Support to Academic Institutions
Discount Offer:  %
Discount Amount:  %
Additional Information:  Siemens PLM Software's Academic Partnership Program provides software and support to schools to improve their ability to develop top-notch engineers and technologists for the PLM industry. The Siemens PLM Software Academic Partnership Program is the most comprehensive of its kind, serving students at global institutions. Siemens PLM Software is unique in the PLM and CAD/CAM/CAE industries offering software to schools that can be used at every academic level—from middle schools to graduate engineering research programs. These tools are ideally suited for engineering, engineering technology, manufacturing, industrial design, and design and drafting programs. For more details, click here. Siemens PLM Software provides its partner schools with:
  • PLM software and support for digital product design, simulation, analysis, manufacturing, and product data management
  • Real-world academic projects and competitions support: Click here for more information
  • Free instructor-led training
  • Free online curriculum, tutorials, and training for NX, Solid Edge, Tecnomatix, and Teamcenter
If you are interested in becoming an academic partner, please contact us or complete the grant application at:


VI-grade GmbH
Items Available:  VI-Motorsport consists of the latest version of VI-CarRealTime, VI-grade's vehicle dynamics simulation solution – you need nothing but one vehicle model from concept to the checkered flag; additionally included are VI-Driver MaxPerformance, VI-SuspensionGen, VI-Road & VI-EventBuilder.
Discount Offer:  Free
Discount Amount:  100%
Additional Information:  VI-Motorsport is a software environment for vehicle modelling and dynamic analysis, which helps race car designers and track engineers to predict vehicle performance when set-up parameters are modified, before the car is built and also in support of race events. In doing so, VI-Motorsport predicts car behavior faster than real-time and has been highly validated against test data in various race car series. For further software information please visit: In return, VI-grade requests the display of VI-grade logo on the team´s website and Facebook page, VI-grade sticker on the current season´s Formula Student race car and the display of the VI-grade logo on team´s sponsor banners. In addition, we would like to produce a press release together with you about the use of software and the progress of the team. For questions and inquiries, please contact Jonas Helbig or