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15 February

Gel Coat – The Start of Composites

With the plug sanded to a smooth as silk surface finish it’s time to get started with the composites. The gel coat was added today, thanks to Eric, Mitch, and Jacques for putting romantic obligations aside for the afternoon. Gel coat was added to the bottom of the plug today and we are looking to […]

6 February

Bike Parts are in!

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We just revived a bunch of really high end bike parts for the car, included in this haul are Hope hubs, Avid road bike rotors, low profile brake leavers and a BMX brake line splitter.

Partners

Our generous benefactors

  • PPG Industries

    The transparent amour division of PPG has generously donated poly-carbonate material to be formed into the windows of the vehicle. Their advanced coatings shield aircraft from impacts and will provide the utmost safety for our driver and shatter-resistance for our windows.

    PPG Industries
  • Click Bond

    Click Bond provides adhesive bonded fasteners meant to compliment composite structures and provide strong and reliable attachment points. A Variety of hardware has been donated which will be incorporated into the carbon fibre shell of the vehicle.

    Click Bond
  • 3M Canada

    3M provided the entire team with personal protective equipment allowing for safe and clean manufacturing.

    3M Canada
  • University of Ottawa

    The contributions of the university are numerous and diverse. Monetary donations for the purchase of equipment and materials, advice and guidance provided by the faculty and machine shop staff, a dedicated workshop at the Brunsfield Centre, and countless more contributions small and large.

    University of Ottawa
  • Dessault Systèmes – SolidWorks

    Dessault Systèmes provided their SolidWorks CAD software to the entire Supermileage team. Long before any component is incorporated into the vehicle it is first realized in SolidWorks, streamlining to design process and allowing any issues to be resolved long before manufacturing.

    Dessault Systèmes – SolidWorks
  • Altair Engineering – HyperWorks

    Altair Engineering provided a full commercial license for their HyperWorks finite element simulation software which is used extensively in the automotive and aerospace industries for structural simulation. This software is an invaluable tool for analyzing and optimizing the carbon fibre composite body of the vehicle.

    Altair Engineering – HyperWorks