UGRacing current sponsors
University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s four ancient universities. The university was founded in 1451 and is often ranked in the world’s top 100 universities in tables compiled by various bodies. In 2013, Glasgow moved to its highest ever position, placing 51st in the world and 9th in the UK in the QS World University Rankings.Website
Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited is one of the largest car dealer groups in Europe. But it all started with just one showroom – opened in Glasgow, Scotland, back in 1954.
Sir Arnold Clark, the founder and Chief Executive of the company, left his position as a motor mechanics instructor with the RAF and was unable to find a job. He bought a Morris Ten Four for £70 and restored it – selling it for a profit. The rest, as they say, is history…Website
Howco are the largest independent supplier and processor of Steel, Chrome, Duplex, Stainless and Nickel based Alloys for the Oil and Gas industry. Howco can supply what you need, when and where you need it at the quality your business demands.Website
Tannlin is the industry leading expert in stencil production, system design and manufacture and the innovator behind world leading, state-of-the-art laser cutting systems and electronic assembly tooling solutions.Website
Hammermen of Glasgow
The Incorporation of Hammermen of Glasgow originally comprised craftsmen associated with metalworking – traditionally “men who wielded the hammer”, namely blacksmiths, goldsmiths, lorimers, cutlers, armourers, sword-makers, clockmakers, locksmiths, pewterers, tinsmiths etc. The Incorporation of Hammermen’s crest is a hammer surmounted by a crown, and its motto “By Hammer in the Hand, All Arts do Stand”. Today, “these men of the Hammer” embrace every aspect of modern engineering in all its disciplines and, as a consequence of admission of sons of members, many other trades and professions are represented.Website
Scottish Association for Metals
The Association is the learned society and professional institution for metallurgists and materials technologists in Scotland. It organises a programme of technical meetings and visits to inform and update those working in manufacturing industries, education and training about current developments and practices in materials technology. It is also a recognised Scottish charity.Website
Forrest Precision Engineering
We are pleased to once again be supported by Forrest Precision Engineering, based in Springburn near Glasgow. With expertise in reverse engineering special-purpose machinery for the textiles, paper and leather industries, FPE are manufacturing our CV housings for a second year in a row, providing us with the capability of including machined splines in our custom design as well as nitriding surface treatment to ensure they withstand a thrashing during both testing and at the competition. Their ability to manufacture these components again is crucial to our plans to incorporate a Drexler limited slip differential into the Drivetrain setup, with the aim to reduce vehicle mass and improve packaging compared to previous years.Website
Based in the east end of Glasgow and with over 50 years of experience in heat exchangers, G&M design and manufacture Air, Water and Oil Heat Exchangers in Copper Brass, Aluminium and Steel. They also have an in-house core testing facility meaning that you can be sure of the performance of the core you receive. Capable of meeting any customer’s cooling needs, G&M have a diverse global customer base and their adeptness at innovation make them a perfect partner for UGRacing.Website
Castle Precision Engineering
Castle Precision Engineering manufacture critical precision components to exacting quality standards mainly for the aerospace industry, amongst other sectors. They are a turnkey supplier of machined components to leading multinational customers. UGRacing are delighted to have been working with Castle Precision on producing parts for our new pedal box design.
UGRacing are excited to work with Archibald Young, who specialise in quality castings from copper-based, aluminium and iron alloys, in order to produce our new oil sump design. Their high-quality, traditional foundry skills and machining facilities have provided UGR with increased manufacturing capabilities to explore designs which would not have been possible to produce using conventional machining alone. This has helped us in further reducing the mass of our powertrain system for the upcoming season.
R-Tech Welding Equipment Ltd
The premiere welding equipment supplier in Britain, R-Tech have partnered with UGRacing to supply both consumables and a MIG Welding Unit. R-Tech are proud to support educational endeavours, adding UGRacing to their partners has both parties are looking forward to a successful future.
Based in Sweden, Textreme by Oxeon offer advanced carbon fabric for composite reinforcement solutions. Their unique spread tow carbon fibre allows our bodywork to be lighter and thinner than more traditional twills, while maintaining equivalent mechanical performance.
UGR is happy to welcome Dassault Systems on board for our 2018 season, and have been making use of their fantastic software suite for modelling, analysis and validation of new designs.Website
Gratnells Engineering are one of the UK’s premiere bespoke laser cutting companies. A subsidiary of Gratnells Trays, Gratnells Engineering can laser cut almost any closed profile in almost any quantity. An increasing involvement in motorsport has seen Gratnells partner with UGRacing to laser cut chassis members for the current vehicle.
DTAfast designs and manufactures engine management systems for spark ignition engines intended for use in competition vehicles. UGR are happy to use a DATfast S60 pro for their designs and are happy with the support and ease of use of their products.
KeyShot is one of the quickest and easiest photorealistic rendering software packages to use. In just a few steps, it has helped us to create amazing images from our 3D CAD models. It lets us start promoting our car’s design before four tyres are even on the ground. We like to think it helps our designs look extra sexy and possibly even sleeker than they end up being in reality.
NGK Spark Plugs
NGK has become the brand leader in the UK spark plug market and the number one choice of the professional as a result of its quality, technical excellence and total commitment to Research and Development. This has led to major successes with vehicle manufacturers worldwide who are increasingly specifying bespoke plugs so as to achieve maximum efficiency from their new engines.Website
SolidWorks is a 3D mechanical CAD (computer-aided design) program that runs on Microsoft Windows and is being developed by Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp., a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, S. A. (Vélizy, France). SolidWorks is currently used by over 2 million engineers and designers at more than 165,000 companies worldwide.Website
Ricardo is a global engineering and strategic, technical and environmental consultancy business with a value chain that includes the niche manufacture and assembly of high-performance products. Our ambition is to be the world’s pre-eminent brand in the development and application of solutions to meet the challenges in the transportation, energy and scarce resource sectors.Website
Trelleborg Applied Technologies
Trelleborg’s expertise and innovation in material solutions range from the automotive industry to aerospace and beyond. Their CONFOR cushioning foam is crucial to ensuring that UGR meets the demanding headrest requirements of any FSUK entrant. Here’s hoping it doesn’t get crash tested!Website
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is an independent engineering society based in central London, representing mechanical engineers. It represents over 100,000 members in 139 countries in industries including rail, automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, energy, medicine and construction. It is licensed by the Engineering Council UK to assess candidates for inclusion on ECUK’s Register of professional Engineers.Website