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The 15 university teams competing in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge recently completed their Design and Specification Midway Reviews and have begun to receive their sponsored components from SunSource and Eaton. Over the next few months, teams will begin building and testing their bikes in preparation for a sprint race, efficiency challenge, and endurance challenge at the final competition that will again take place at IMI Precision Engineering in suburban Denver this April.
At Bimba Manufacturing, we’re excited to host the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. As innovators in motion solutions ourselves, we can hardly wait to see what creative solutions student teams come up with. Bimba joins other IMI Precision Engineering branded companies in fostering the next generation of engineers, designers, and technicians, and it’s hard to imagine a more fun way to do that than seeing the competitors’ bicycle designs tested on our course. We look forward to welcoming teams from all over the country to our IMI Norgren site in beautiful Littleton, Colorado.
-Kent Sowatzke, VP Engineering, Bimba Manufacturing
The final competition will be an exciting event where students present and demonstrate their designs. Industry professionals will judge their work, and winners will emerge. Students, university faculty, and industry professionals will experience the final leg of this dynamic undergraduate engineering design challenge on April 15-18, 2020. This year will feature unique pneumatic applications inspired by Bimba’s Best Use of Pneumatics Award.
Registration is now open to attend the final competition event.* To attend or to learn more about the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This opportunity reserved for Gold or Silver donors of the Pascal Society. Find out if your company is already a donor here.
[panel style=”box”]Thank you to this year’s sponsors, parts suppliers and industry mentors and judges for your support and dedication to year’s program.
IMI Precision Engineering
Iowa Fluid Power
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