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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: 

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 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


Items Available: NSYS 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:


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.
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.


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: