At Polycase, we care about more than just plastic electronic enclosures. We support many endeavors such as in-plant recycling and conservation, community outreach programs, and all levels of education.
When a team of college students asked for samples of our NX series enclosure for their Formula Hybrid project, Polycase was happy to oblige. We donated a batch of samples to the Lawrence Technological University Formula Hybrid team, helping them develop a hybrid racecar for the Formula Hybrid competition.
The LTU student run team has decided to undertake an advanced goal: Not only will they be building a Hybrid gas/electric car this year, the following year they will use the same chassis and simply use an alternative power source, such as a fuel cell. The team is planning to build the first hybrid vehicle that can change its power source depending on the economic conditions and what sort of Hybrid vehicle they want to see: Fuel cell or gasoline.
The Formula Hybrid challenge is a design and engineering competition open to college level students. The competition focuses on drive train innovation as well as fuel efficiency, especially in high-performance applications, building on the Formula SAE program. The student teams must design and build an open wheel plug-in hybrid racecar, then compete against other teams. This year’s competition will be held at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in London, NH on May 3-6. Best of luck to all 40 teams. May the best design win!
Polycase is proud to be a part of this team’s build. It is an opportunity to help further the education of a group of engineering and design students. And in keeping with our green philosophy, this particular project is helping to build a better vehicle for tomorrow by exploring ways to optimize renewable energy now.