Advanced Engineering meets Motorsport

CRAIG AND TEAM AT ADVANCED ENGINEERING UK SHOW 2015

The Tube and Bracket Company are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring University of Liverpool Motorsport – July 2016.

Adam Timney said on receiving the announcement;That is very good news, I am really happy to hear that your company is willing to sponsor us, all the help we get from sponsors is very much appreciated. Thank you.”

The Tube and Bracket company met Adam at Advanced Engineering UK 2015 at the NEC Birmingham this month. The show for business and trade was well attended with visitors from all areas of industry.

Staff on our stand demonstrated how to use our Graphit connectors, using Graphit tubes and a range of materials suppliers requested, from glass to carbon fibre.  Samples were also given to visitors to try out and take away.  We could not have expected better feedback, everyone said how great Graphit looks and how easy it is to use.  

Visitors were full of inspired ideas and discussed collaborating with us on a range of projects including using our Graphit system to support industrial storage structures, amarine project for a  buoy super structure to support weather stations and wind turbines and a motor home furnishing project.

One of the highlights of the event was meeting Adam Timney from University of Liverpool Motorsport. We are delighted to announce that we will be sponsoring them for their Race in July 2016.  

Formula Student is Europe’s biggest educational motorsport event. Challenging student engineers to innovate, design, build and compete as a team with their own single seat racing car. The annual event is run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and was first held in the UK in 1998.

We will be supplying racking for pit-side parts and tyres during the Formula Student event.

ULM FORMULA STUDENT CARThe competition aims to inspire and develop enterprising and innovative young engineers, by promoting the skills required in industry; creativity and technical ability; teamwork and communication; logistics and the ability to manage budgets and time.

At the beginning of the university year the teams start to design their cars. They are to assume that a manufacturing firm has commissioned them to produce a prototype car for the nonprofessional autocross or sprint racer sales market with the intention of selling 1000 units per year.

The team’s hard work culminates in July at the annual event, which has been held at the famous Silverstone Racing Circuit since 2007. It’s here that the teams demonstrate to the judges through a series of events, that their car is fit for purpose, as well as presenting a business plan that sells their concept to potential investors.

You can find out more about the event from http://ulm.formulastudent.org.uk/home.html