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11th April 2018
Cirrus Lasers

Cirrus Laser are a fantastic laser and water jet cutting company based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. Cirrus Laser have been a great sponsor to ULM over the years and have provided us with some laser cut parts for our aerodynamic devices, impact attenuator, steering assembly and various other bracketry for ULM013. A massive thank you to Cirrus Laser for their continued support and making our manufacturing process much easier.



9th April 2018
Monocoque!

We couldn’t be happier with how the chassis has turned out and we owe a lot to the helpful guys over at Teledyne CML Composites, who provide comprehensive manufacturing solutions for composite products across the board. The team are immensely proud of getting this far despite all the setbacks and are looking forward to the competition at FSUK.



2nd April 2018
Gurit Carbon Fibre

Using the high quality prepreg carbon fibre supplied to us by the fantastic company Gurit we have been able to manufacture several parts of our car including the nose cone, aero components and the repair of some of our wishbones on a previous car. The team is very grateful for Gurit’s support as it would not have be possible to manufacture these items without their help. Gurit have been with the team for several years now and their expertise and experience is invaluable to us.



26th March 2018
Cosworth Aluminium Welding

A big thank you to a long standing sponsor, Cosworth, for taking on the team’s Aluminium welding for another year. Their support has been very valuable over the years and the quality is fantastic yet again. The team now has twin dual pass radiators!



16th February 2018
Precision Wax

The team once again extends its thanks to Precision Wax, they have provided us with a fantastic wax pattern for a water outlet which will now be used to investment cast our new component out of aluminium. Precision Wax have assisted the team for many years now and are a great help in the manufacturing stages of our build!



5th February 2018
SHD Composite Tour

This year’s team captain got the opportunity to travel across to SHD Composites. A company that has developed their own bespoke pre-pregging services and resins of the highest quality. After an insightful tour around their facilities we managed to get a smile out of Glenn a member of the sales team outside their facilities. SHD have supported the team for several years and we are very grateful for their generosity.



13th December 2017
John Eldridge

Today the team enjoyed an exclusive presentation from John Eldridge, Principal Engineer at Cammell Laird. John spoke about his experiences throughout his career and gave the team an update on the construction of the research vessel RSS Sir David Attenborough.



28th November 2017
Hylomar

Thank you to Hylomar for their support, providing a wide variety of adhesive samples to the team.



22nd November 2017
Cosworth Steering Wheel

Our brand new Cosworth steering wheel is on its way to being fully integrated. Providing vital on screen vehicle sensor reading and various functions at the driver’s fingertips. A huge thank you goes out to IMechE, who made this purchase possible. The CAN based steering wheel is constructed out of aerospace grade aluminium with ergonomic moulded rubber grips.



11th November 2017
Trelleborg Tooling Block

A warm welcome from the folks at Trelleborg who have very kindly supplied the team with the crucial pieces of tooling block needed to machine and manufacture our new and improved aero package for ULM013. Trelleborg have supported the University of Liverpool Motorsport for several years now and we extend our deepest gratitude towards them for providing the opportunity to enrich our education by utilising advanced manufacturing processes at the forefront of industry.



10th November 2017
Sigmatex

As the years go on our car becomes more and more advanced integrating high grade materials to manufacture carbon fibre composite sub-systems such as the monocoque, aero package, suspension and air intake. Sigmatex, the world’s leading independent carbon fibre fabric manufacturer has graciously donated material to the team for many years now and we use their high quality products in most of our composites. Below you can see the base chassis composite mould with an easy composites resin system that is stable at high temperatures using 2X2 Twill carbon fibre reinforcement.



2nd November 2017
Monocoque Chassis Build

Our chassis mould build is now on its way with the first attempt at the male plug now completed. The team were graciously donated fibreglass from one of our long running and vital sponsors Tygavac who have always helped us out with any and all consumables when it comes to composites manufacturing. The creation of our new chassis moulds will enable the team to make improvements to the manufacture of the monocoque making it lighter, stiffer & easier. We are using ULM012s high density epoxy tolling board moulds that were blocked up and machined at Base Group, another one of our vital sponsors that the team love to visit every year!



18th October 2017
Safran

Four members of the team visited Safran and gained lots of useful knowledge and information about composites and the lay up process. Thank you to Safran for the opportunity and all the help they gave us!



18th October 2017
Tygavac Advanced Materials

Thank you to Tygavac Advanced Materials for their continuous support with a range of Composite Consumables, feels like Christmas already!



14th October 2017
National Instruments

National Instruments have continued their support to the University of Liverpool Motorsport Team this year. After previously supplying the hardware and software needed to get the team’s rolling road up and running, their engineer’s support will be invaluable in making this happen. This will be carried out with the use of CompactDAQ equipment and relevant modules required for specific measurement. After the successful completion of this project, the team will be able to carry out accurate dynamic tests prior to competition to effectively improve the overall performance of the car.



30th September 2017
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

In the last academic year the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE) sponsored the team for the second year running. Today the outcomes of that sponsorship were presented in person to the Formula Student Board at their headquarters in London. Many thanks go to the IMECHE for really making a differnece to the team!



20th September 2017
Composites UK

Today the team were fortunate enough to be able to present a stand at the Composites UK conference. It was a really great networking event for the team and in addition to meeting up with our regular sponsors there was also an opportunity to secure a few more! Very many thanks to Composites Uk!



1st September 2017
The ULM013 Team

A new academic year and a new initiative begins. Last year was a substantial change for the team moving from a steel space frame chassis to a carbon fibre compososite monocoque. This year will see a consolidation of that strategy.



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University of Liverpool
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Base Group
National Instruments
Cirrus Laser
Cosworth
Formaplex
Pentaxia
Peter Cooke Advanced Materials Lab
Premier Autoclaves
Sigmatex
RS Components
Tygavac
Tube and Bracket
Gardner Mawdsley Print
Gurit
Langstone
Marbocote
Matrix Composites
Mersey Metals
Newgate Simms
Physical Digital
Precision Wax
SHD Composites
Virtalis
Virtual Engineerign Centre
WDS Components
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