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University of Sunderland

Sunderland University took part in the ‘Formula Student’ programme which challenged European university students to design, build, develop, market and compete as a team with a small single-seater racing car.

About Sunderland University

Sunderland University is an innovative centre of education with high standards of teaching, research and support that sits at the heart of one of the UK's most up and coming cities. They have strong links with industry and business, and work closely with some of the world's leading companies.

Challenge

The University took part in the ‘Formula Student’ programme which challenged European university students to design, build, develop, market and compete as a team with a small single-seater racing car. The team of students from Sunderland University (SU Racing) used SOLIDWORKS to create their design.

Solution

The team prototyped their vehicle in SOLIDWORKS, utilising the power of SOLIDWORKS Weldment functionality, they also created 3D CAD models directly from Cloud point data using the “Scan to 3D” feature within SOLIDWORKS. Students are also being encouraged to become SOLIDWORKS certified which will provide them with the professional qualifications needed to widen their job opportunities and allow them to impart valuable knowledge to businesses when they enter into industry.

Results

  • SOLIDWORKS Weldment feature meant the students could visualise their model in 3D
  • Created 3D CAD models directly from Cloud point data using the 'Scan to 3D' feature

Company:
Sunderland University

URL
centres.sunderland.ac.uk/formula-student/

Industry
Education

Location
Sunderland

Products Used
SOLIDWORKS Education Edition

Previous CAD
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"The wizardry in SOLIDWORKS is excellent… We hope to encourage students to become a SOLIDWORKS Certified Associate or Professional, this is a great opportunity for students to gain recognition and obtain better job opportunities in today’s competitive world. Our students will be going into business situations with knowledge to impart and their employers will immediately benefit."
Sajid Abdullah - Digital Engineering Consultant
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