Did you know that some college students design and
manufacture mini-baja vehicles and submarines? Not only do these students take engineering
classes, but also they get to implement their knowledge by designing, machining
parts and assembling a vehicle. We at OSG believe that such opportunities to
actually manufacture a complete vehicle will inspire these future manufacturers
and will develop their skills and creativity.
To help these students in their efforts to manufacture
these vehicles, OSG donated over $30,000 in new cutting tools to the Society of
Automotive Engineers (SAE) Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University and the
Human Powered Submarine Team at the University of Michigan.
“Through our tooling donations to the Purdue
University’s Mini-Baja Racing Team and the University of Michigan’s Human
Powered Submarine Team, we hope to help these engineers better understand metal
cutting through the use and applications of OSG’s advanced and innovative
cutting tools,” said Mike Cotton, Marketing Manager at OSG.
The SAE Mini-Baja Racing Team at Purdue University
designs, manufactures and races a one-person off-road vehicle. The team participates in three regional
competitions annually. The Human Powered Submarine Team at the University of
Michigan also designs and fabricates their submarines to participate in
national and international competitions.
Students of the Mini-Baja Racing Team and the Human
Powered Submarine Team received the tooling donations last week, and they are
getting ready to install the tools in their machines.
“These end mills are very high quality, and we are
excited to put them to good use,” said Tasha Gillum, a student from the
University of Michigan’s Human Powered Submarine Team.
We were glad to see the students open the boxes of new tooling
with big smiles on their faces. Seeing them excited to use our tools made us
realize how important it is for us to be a part of educating manufacturing
students. We continue to actively work with technical colleges and universities
to demonstrate our commitment to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.