SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge®

March 4-9, 2019 │ Houghton, MI, USA │ Keweenaw Research Center

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.

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: Be sure to like Altair University on Facebook.


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:


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 Team should provide two points of contact (name, school affiliation, phone number & email) Please note parts can only be shipped to U.S. addresses. All request for access to parts portal must be received by December 31.


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 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 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!

The Modal Shop, partnering with Larson Davis
Items Available: Larson Davis Class 1 Model 831 Analyzer Kit
Discount Offer: Free
Discount Amount: 100 %
Additional Information: Equipment and brief training for objective measurement of Noise Scoring portion of both Spark Ignited (SI) and Compression Ignition (CI) Class sleds. Kit includes sound meter, microphone, preamplifier, field calibrator, tripod, and all associated hardware and software to setup the meter and download data. Please contact


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.


Polaris Industries Inc.
Items Available: Polaris supplies a variety of snowmobile parts including, but not limited to, suspension components, safety equipment, driveline components and radiators at a discount, 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
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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