Formula SAE® Michigan

May 9-12, 2018 │ Brooklyn, MI USA │ Michigan International Speedway

Become an Event Sponsor

To become an event sponsor, please contact Martha Tress, Recruitment Sales Manager, SAE International, at 724-772-7155 or mtress@sae.org.

Sponsorship Opportunities

See what sponsors have to say about Formula SAE.

Event Partners

Diamond Partner

Bronze Partners

Friends of Formula

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 mtress@sae.org for details and pricing of becoming an Equipment Supplier.

ACE Controls Inc.
ANSYS Inc.
Altair Engineering
Bell Racing USA
DENSO International America Inc.
DS Solidworks Corp.
Fibre Glast Developments Corp.
Hoosier Racing Tire
MathWorks Inc.
Polaris Industries Inc.
Powersim Inc.
Siemens PLM Software
VI-grade GmbH
Wacker Chemical Corp.

 

ACE Controls Inc.
Items Available: Industrial shock absorbers (linear decelerators), hydraulic brakes, gas springs and vibration isolators.
Discount Offer: Free and discounted product.  Use Quote #18389 when ordering.
Discount Amount: $100 of free product with a 35% discount for additional product.
Additional Information:

Founded in 1963, ACE products are used to control linear deceleration with shock absorbers and hydraulic dampers; 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, click here
  • ACE YouTube videos, click here
  • ACE Free Vibrochecker App, click here
  • ACE product Selection tools, click here
  • Case Studies, click here

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

 

ANSYS Inc.
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: https://ansysinc.formstack.com/forms/partner. Need additional details, contact Vishal Ganore—vishal.ganore@ansys.com. Join ANSYS Student community to discuss, find tutorials, project materials related to student competitions. Be sure to like us on the ANSYS Facebook page: facebook.com/ANSYSInc.

 

Altair Engineering
Items Available: Hyperworks 14.0 Student Edition
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Altair® HyperWorks® is the most comprehensive, open architecture CAE simulation platform in the industry, offering the best technologies to design and optimize high performance, weight efficient and innovative products. HyperWorks includes best-in-class modeling, linear and nonlinear analyses, structural and system-level optimization, fluid and multi-body dynamics simulation, electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and antenna placement, multiphysics analysis, model-based development, and data management solutions. The free HyperWorks 14.0 Student Edition brings all these features directly to students around the world and can be easily installed on any PC or laptop. The Student Edition is based on HyperWorks Desktop, an integrated user environment for modeling and visualization. It can be used to pre-and post-process finite element and multi-body dynamics simulations as well as to manage and visualize simulation results and test data. Program: altairuniversity.com/get-the-free-hyperworks-14-0-student-edition/ Don’t forget to “Like” our Altair University page to keep in touch get be the first to know about updates and events. facebook.com/AltairUniversity

 

Bell Racing USA
Items Available: Bell Racing USA is offering a 30% discount on all helmets and accessories for current Formula SAE teams.
Discount Offer: Discount total retail order
Discount Amount: 30 %
Additional Information: Bell Racing USA designs and develops innovative, technically superior auto racing helmets and accessories that maximize protection and enhance driver performance. Through our top of the line helmets and accessories, we look to outfit drivers and teams for safety and success. We have helmets at all required homologations for Formula SAE rules, and price ranges for every team and every budget. Bell Racing USA is offering a 30% discount on all helmets and accessories for current Formula SAE teams. Contact our office at info@bellracing.com or 800-237-2700 to receive your 2017-2018 discount code to order online, or order directly through the phone. Visit our website at bellracing.com to view our line of helmets and accessories! #ChampionsWearBell

 

DENSO International America Inc.
Items Available: DENSO supplies a variety of parts approximately 20-30% off retail price
Discount Offer: Discounted from retail
Discount Amount: %
Additional Information: Eligible teams can request access by emailing community_affairs@denso-diam.com Team should provide two points of contact (name, school affiliation, phone number & email) Please note parts can only be shipped to US addresses. All request for access to parts portal must be received by December 31st.

 

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

 

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 FGDSAE2K18
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 customerservice@fibreglast.com or 800-821-3283 and one of our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you! Visit our website at fibreglast.com 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. hoosiertire.com/images/content/files/FormulaSAE18.pdf

 

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 mathworks.com/academia/student-competitions/formula-student-michigan.html.
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, mathworks.com/academia/student-competitions/racing-lounge.html. Join the MATLAB and Simulink Racing Lounge Facebook Group to stay informed and ask questions, facebook.com/groups/racinglounge.

 

Polaris Industries Inc.
Items Available: Polaris supplies a variety of parts approximately 30-40% off the retail price, as listed at http://www.polarissuppliers.com/sae_team/parts.htm 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 polarissuppliers.com/sae_team/Polaris_SAE_Sponsorship.htm. For additional information and questions please email the Polaris SAE Support Team at sae@polarisind.com

 

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 powersimtech.com/solutions/education/sae-sponsorship

 

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: plm.automation.siemens.com/en/academic/partners/index.shtml#lightview%26uri=tcm:1023-224126%26title=helping-students-realize-their-potential-to-impact-the-digital-future-fs-40457%26docType=.pdf 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 plm.automation.siements.com/en/acacemic/projects-competitons/index.shtml  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: https://www.plm.automation.siemens.com/en/academic/forms/partner-program-grant.c

 

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: vi-grade.com/index.php?pagid=vi_motorsport 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 jonas.helbig@vi-grade.com or info@vi-grade.com.

 

Wacker Chemical Corp.
Items Available: Items: Silicone elastomers for the protection of electronics, sealing, vibration dampening, and thermal management
Discount Offer: Free Samples
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: As a global leader in silicone technology, WACKER’s broad portfolio of elastomeric products are used by the leading firms in industry to help ensure that electronic components pass stringent testing protocols. Please visit wacker.com to learn more about ELASTOSIL®, SEMICOSIL®, and WACKER SilGel® product lines. As a proud sponsor of Formula SAE, WACKER is delighted to provide technical support and applicable samples of our products to help each team succeed. Please send an email to info.usa@wacker.com describing your materials need and referencing Formula SAE.
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