Creaform will sponsor the projects of 12 teams of engineering students through its Student Project Sponsorship Program, the Canadian portable 3D measurement technologies and engineering services company announced in a Tuesday press release.
The teams will participate in a myriad of competitions, including Aero Design, Clean Snowmobile, Formula (Hybrid, Electric), Baja, and Supermileage. To aid their performance, each squad will be loaned the Creaform HandySCAN 3D, a metrology-grade 3D scanner which they can use to create digital versions of current parts, improve their designs, conduct finite element analysis (FEA), or examine the precision of their manufacturing processes. The teams will also be given a laptop and reverse engineering and dimensional inspection software modules.
In addition to the more than half a million dollars’ worth of equipment, the teams will also receive technical support and training throughout the process. Each team will also be matched with one of Creaform’s application engineers, each of whom will provided the students with tutelage.
“As a former mechanical engineering student, I am extremely proud to be offering the next generation of engineers the unique opportunity to experience the performance of professional-grade tools,” said François Leclerc, head of the educational program and product manager at Creaform. “Not everyone gets to experience such high-level technology first hand, even when working in the industry.”
More than 85 applications from 100 groups were submitted for the chance to participate in the program, which is its third year. The 12 participating teams will represent eight countries. For more information on the program, click here.
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