Sponsors

Heriot-Watt is a specialist, pioneering University, with a global presence, world renowned, innovative research and highly employable graduates. The school of engineering and physical sciences provide our yearly budget to allow us to compete in the competition.

Annual Fund Student Project Grants fund innovative student projects, extra-curricular activities and support clubs and societies in order to enhance the student experience and ensure that they leave us with the best possible skill-set and experience.

PCB Libraries Inc. is an American software company established in 2003. They are an IPC member company actively involved in the development of industry standards. Their software solutions, powered by CAD LEAP technology, streamline and automate significant parts of the PCB design process. 

They have kindly provided us with the PCB Library Expert Enterprise Edition, the leading PCB library development and management solution. The software is highly flexible, allowing us to effortlessly create PCB footprints and 3D models from component data. It is crucial to our electronic design process as it eliminates mistakes, saves significant time and ensures our ECAD libraries comply entirely with our design requirements.

The institution of Mechanical Engineers organises and runs the Formula Student competition.

RS Components is one of Europe’s largest electrical and mechanical component suppliers, stocking a large range of items for engineering projects. We’re grateful for their offer of discounted goods for the team.

ANSYS offers a comprehensive software suite that spans the entire range of physics, providing access to virtually any field of engineering simulation that a design process requires. Organizations around the world trust ANSYS to deliver the best value for their engineering simulation software investment. Through HWRacing’s relationship with ANSYS the team have been fortunate to gain access to a range of simulation tools that would not have necessarily been available through the standard academic license given to universities which has allowed the scope of engineering simulation to increase within the team.

247industries specializes in the online sale of quality bearings, electric motors, bearing greases, seals and automotive bearings and related products. Within the technical industry, they have been active since 2015 and have been supplying high-quality products at competitive prices ever since. They kindly sponsored us some Schaeffler Angular Contact Bearings to be used in our uprights.

ISR Brakes have been designing and manufacturing high performance brake and steering systems for motorsport and road bike applications since 1968, supplying teams competing at the highest levels of motorsport. They also offer products specifically designed for light weight car applications, such as formula student. They supplied the team with new calipers and fittings to fit inside our new 10-inch wheels.

3Dconnexion designs powerful, ergonomic hardware and smart, easy-to-use software that combine seamlessly to making working in the world’s most popular CAD applications fast, comfortable and fun. They kindly sponsored us with some of their amazing Spacemouse products that allow us to increase our productivity when designing and modelling the components of our upcoming car.

ATS Euromaster was established in 1965, and has a network of over 300 service centres in the United Kingdom; with centre locations throughout the United Kingdom. ATS’s Business Branch operates both in centre and mobile, with a number of centres being equipped for Van MOTs, Agricultural Services and truck tyres. ATS Euromaster kindly mount our rubber racing tyres onto our unusually small rims.

Bender GmbH & Co. KG is a globally active medium-sized family company and leading provider of top-class electrical safety products and solutions.

The range covers applications in the field of mobility for electric or hybrid vehicles, energy generation and distribution, regenerative energy extraction and applications in building technology and various other industrial areas. The development and production of components for the sensitive medical sector is one of the key focus areas for products.

Bender provide the team with its ISOMETER IR155-3204 Insulation monitoring device (IMD) for use in our EV Tractive System.

With a global footprint, Sevcon is a world leader providing innovate electrification products, services and solutions to the global market, enabling our customers to deliver their electrification strategies and solutions.

With over 50 years of experience and development centre’s in Gateshead UK, Oxford UK, Kitchener Canada and Lugo Italy, Sevcon offers unsurpassed experience and maturity in a rapidly growing and evolving electrification market. We fully support our products with extensive global sales and application support networks in USA, China, Germany, Japan and France.

 

Sevcon’s Gen4-S8 Motor Controller forms a critical part of our Tractive System, controlling our Emrax 228 Motor and providing maximum power to our car.

With over 25 years of experience within the industry, having proven our expertise by being ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and BS OHSAS 18001 accredited, Inspection Ecosse Ltd’s specialised services cover ultrasonic, radiography, dye penetrant and magnetic particle inspections as well as PMI testing. Inspection Ecosse Ltd offer both gamma and x-ray radiography either at our facility in Falkirk near Glasgow or on site. All our technicians are dual qualified, in a number of varied NDT techniques, to Level 2 for PCN and, or ASNT certification. Inspection Ecosse work with us to Non-Destructively Test our chassis spaceframe to ensure it is safe and fit for racing.

The Bott Group is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of workshop equipment, in-vehicle equipment and workplace systems. With production facilities in Germany, the United Kingdom and Hungary, and with licensed partners and importers across the globe, Bott has a worldwide service network enabling us to respond to local needs. From design and manufacture to supply and installation, Bott has a strong reputation for high product quality, service excellence and value for money. We’re grateful for their supply of a top of the range workshop tool trolley which accompanies us around competition.

MacTaggart Scott was established in 1898, and is based near the historic city of Edinburgh. With over 100 years in business and satisfied customers in 60 countries, the quality and reliability of our products make them preferred by many navies. MacTaggart Scott primarily supports the Naval Defence and Marine industries, providing complete solutions to customer needs from analysis of initial customer requirements right through to commissioning and support. We work with MacTaggart Scott to machine our more complex components to the the high standard and tolerancing required for racing.

MathWorks was founded in 1984 by Jack Little and Cleve Moler, who recognized the need among engineers and scientists for more powerful and productive computation environments beyond those provided by languages such as Fortran and C. They combined their expertise in mathematics, engineering, and computer science to develop MATLAB. MathWorks generously provide us with licenses for their software which allows us to accelerate our development process.

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, damp and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Their innovative engineered solutions accelerate performance for our customers in a sustainable way. Trelleborg kindly supply us with their FIA rated ballistic foam which we use for driver head protection.

SCHROTH Safety Products GmbH has been developing and manufacturing restraint systems and other safety solutions for highly specialized applications in vehicles and aircraft for many decades. SCHROTH and its sister companies operate manufacturing and development facilities in Arnsberg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Federal Republic of Germany and in Pompano Beach / Florida (USA). Schorth generously supply us with our racing harnesses.

Kvaser supplies advanced CAN solutions to engineers designing and deploying systems in areas as wide ranging as trucks and buses, petrol-driven and electric cars, industrial automation, avionics, construction equipment, building automation, domestic appliances, marine, medical, military, railway, telecoms, textiles and more.

Kvaser’s Light Leaf Pro V2 is integral to our EV car providing us real time access to our CAN Bus and the ability to test all our CAN based systems.

Expert Tool Store are the official wholesale partner for Facom, Expert by Facom and Britool products), they offer a holistic approach to building a tool set. Offering a wide variety of tool and storage customisation, they allow engineers to build bespoke kits that suit their specific requirements, together with custom foaming of drawers and trays where each tool has its profile machined out to create a pocket. Expert Tool Store are able to offer laser etching of tools, providing an increased level of traceability. 

Expert Tool Store provided a heavy discount on the teams brand new insulated tool kit for safe working on our High Voltage System. Expert Tool Store are now a sponsor of Formula Student after working with the team.

The Orion BMS is a full featured lithium ion battery management system that is specifically designed to meet the tough requirements of protecting and managing battery packs for electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and hybrid vehicles (HEV) with automotive grade quality.

 

Ewert Energy Systems kindly provide the team with the Orion BMS and Thermistor Expansion Module for our Accumulator.

MEP Technologies has over 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of low volume and high technology battery systems to a range of diverse markets. Whether you already have a battery design concept or are working to develop a product that requires a bespoke battery system we are capable of supporting projects with an end-to-end design and manufacturing solution. we work closely with you to establish your needs, then develop and manufacture batteries optimised for safe and reliable performance

MEP Technologies provide the team with technical and design support for our 400 volt accumulator.  

THORNE & DERRICK provide an outstanding service to our UK and international customers.

There customers include contractors, specifiers, wholesalers and end-users involved in cable installations, cable jointing, substation, overhead line and electrical construction at LV, MV & HV.

They supply utilities, power, renewable energy, construction, rail, mining and quarrying, offshore, oil, gas and petrochemical industry.

THONE & DERRICK provide the team with personal protective equipment such as gloves and matting to keep the team safe when working on the car.

 

GIGAVAC was founded in 2002 by a small group of individuals who sought to launch a company with customer service as the cornerstone. The original tag line, Today’s Experts in High Voltage Relays, was a testimony to the decades of experience in the engineering design, manufacturing, and application service of sealed switching products brought to the company by its founders.

Gigavac Relays form the an intergral part of our safety systems and were provided to the team at a discount.

 

Hilltop has 40 years experience in the supply of heat shrinkable tubing and the manufacturing of PVC tubing. They Supply a wide range of  Heatshrink Tubing, Cable Protection and Cable Identification Products to many industries such as Automotive, Aerospace, Military, Marine and also many commercial applications throughout Europe and, to many destinations across the world.

Hilltop provided the team with our High Voltage shielded cabling for our Tractive System.

Edinburgh Airport is an airport located in the Ingliston area of the City of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. It was the busiest airport in Scotland in 2018, handling over 14.3 million passengers in that year, an increase of 6.5% compared with 2017. Edinburgh Airport supplied us with an old luggage trolley which we have converted for use as a battery trolley, we also appreciate their tours of the airport’s on-site engineering services.

Based in Edinburgh, UK, Dukosi is at the forefront of leading edge battery technology, bringing together unique and extensive industry expertise to deliver to market a revolution in battery design and management.

Through established partnerships with industry leaders such as XALT Energy, Aston Martin, Cosworth and University College London, the company is leading the next generation of battery management for large, complex battery applications.

Dukosi helped kick start the teams EV project by providing support on the fundamentals our systems and helping the team understand the world of EV’s.

 

 

Fibreglass Works is a British GRP manufacturer, integrating best design practices and up-to-date technologies to create great bespoke products. We work with Fibreglass Works yearly to manufacture our fibreglass bodywork.

East Ayrshire Car Club is one of Scotland’s top motorsport clubs, owning and managing Kames Motorsport Complex, on the outskirts of Muirkirk in East Ayrshire. In 2017 they were placed 3rd overall and 1st in Scotland in the prestigious JLT MSA Club of the Year competition. The club kindly offers us free use of their Kames track as a testing track every summer.

Autodesk, Inc. is an American multinational software corporation that makes software services for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, education, and entertainment industries. We use their engineering CAD software to design and analyse our race cars.

Specialized in automotive electronics, Ecotrons manufactures controllers for electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles. Ecotrons brings large OEM equivalent technology and products to small manufacturers at affordable prices. By using the state-of-art technologies, like scalable semiconductors from NXP, Infineon and Nvidia, and model-based-design with Mathworks tools, Ecotrons can dramatically speed up the development and significantly reduce the cost for customers. Our controller offers a platform that frees the automotive engineers from worrying about controller hardware and low level software because the control system can be completely developed in the Matlab/Simulink environment.

 

Ecotrons VCU is the central part of our EV control system and its Simulink development system allows the team to get hands on and test new and different control schemes. Ecotrons provide the team technical support and a discount on there products.