Formula SAE North - Formula SAE® North

Formula SAE® North

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.

Items Available: 

Vibration Isolating pads, Rubber Metal Isolators, Miniature Shock Absorbers, Profile Dampers (Rubber Bumpers), Damping Pads, Gas Springs, Hydraulic Dampers, and Rotary Dampers

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 marketing@acecontrols.com 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.

Applications 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

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: 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.

 

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 FGDSAE20

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!

 

Fox Factory Inc.

Items Available: 

Fox Float and Podium Podium Series Shocks

Discount Offer: 

Email SAEBaja@ridefox.com for current product offering and order form.

Discount Amount: 

25-40% off MSRP on select shocks.

Additional Information: 

Fox Factory has been at the forefront of performance off-road shocks since 1974.  We are proud to offer a selection of shock options to SAE Baja participants. Our Float Series shocks have been a favorite among competitors because of its weight and performance.   All orders must be submitted on the 2019/2020 Order Form.  Participants are responsible for shipping, tax, and duties incurred. Participants may arrange their shipping upon request. Contact us at SAEBaja@ridefox.com, and we will gladly assist you. ridefox.com

Product Information:

Podium 1.5 RC2 Instructions
Float 3 Evol RC2 Instructions
Float 3/ Float 3 Evol Instructions
Tuning Tips

 

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

 

Mastercam / CNC Software, Inc

 

Items Available: 

CAD/CAM software and support

Discount Offer: 

Free – 5 Educational licenses of Mastercam 2020 and technical support

Discount Amount: 

100%

Additional Information: 

With Mastercam, you have the tools you need to give your team a competitive edge in the design and manufacture of parts and assemblies. Mastercam is CAD/CAM software designed for innovation, streamlined precision, and efficiency in manufacturing. The software empowers engineers, designers, and NC programmers across a spectrum of industries, delivering manufacturing solutions for milling, turning, wire EDM, router programming, Swiss machining, plasma cutting, lasers, and 3D design and drafting.
Educational institutions choose Mastercam to prepare their students for exciting careers in manufacturing—with working knowledge and practical skills using the world’s #1 CAM software. And, with Mastercam’s prevalence in industry, students improve their chances of job placement by gaining experience with it through school programs and organizations like SAE International.

Please read the Mastercam Sponsorship Agreement for SAE participants, and complete the sign-up form to get started: https://www.mastercam.com/sae-international/.

 

MathWorks Inc.

 

Items Available: 

MathWorks is offering complimentary software and video tutorials 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. Learn more about best practices and teamwork for student competitions in the Racing Lounge Blog https://blogs.mathworks.com/racing-lounge/category/auto/

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: http://www.mscsoftware.com/formula-student
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.

 

Polaris Industries Inc.

Items Available: 

Polaris supplies a variety of parts approximately 30-40% off the retail price, as listed at 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. 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: plm.automation.siemens.com/en/academic/forms/partner-program-grant.cfm

 

VI-grade

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, VI-SuspensionGen, VI-Animator, VI-Road, VI-Tire.
VI-DriveSim for STATIC Simulator allows to utilize the vehicle models developed within VI-Motorsport on VI-grade’s driving simulators.

Discount Offer: 

Free

Discount Amount: 

100%

Additional Information: 

VI-grade is the leading provider of best-in-class software products and services for advanced applications in the field of system level simulation. Together with a network of selected partners, VI-grade also provides revolutionary turn-key solutions for static and dynamic driving simulation.

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 information: https://www.vi-grade.com/en/products/vi-motorsport/.

VI-DriveSim is a turnkey software solution which allows users to go from offline to online simulations with one single vehicle model, ultimately allowing to use vehicle models developed within VI-Motorsport on all VI-grade’s driving simulators. For further information: https://www.vi-grade.com/en/products/vi-drivesim/

For more information on our Virtual Formula initiative, please visit http://vi-grade.com/virtualformula or follow our Facebook dedicated fanpage https://www.facebook.com/VirtualFormula.
For questions and inquiries, please contact info@vi-grade.com.

X