The university of Modena and Reggio Emilia chose us as its supplier for Formula SAE, a competition that involves the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department.
“MMR EVO is the name of the prototype, the product of the collaboration between the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia – Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari - and Musola Metalli, historical company in the supply of metals for manufacturing.” (Cit. press release)
The goal of the competition, created in 1981 in the USA by the Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE), is to connect nig automotive brand and young students from different universities who are about to graduate. Formula SAE give students the possibility to begin a career through the realization of a project, with the support of teachers and well-known automotive companies.
Over the years, Formula SAE has evolved into an important event that translates theoretical mechanics knowledge into top-quality creations. In 1999 Formula SAE landed in Europe with the participation of more than 400 universities.
Today, Formula SAE organizes 9 official races per year, in each continent. In 2011 the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia itself competed in 3 races – Silverstone (UK), Varano de’ Melegari (IT), Barcelona (ES).
There are many was of approaching the project, but the key is to obey to all regulations (e.g. approval of the vehicle).
MUSOLA METALLI AND FORMULA SAE PROJECT
The material we supplied, aluminium EN AW 7075, was used to create the MMR EVO XI prototype. Alloy EN AW 7075 in internationally known for being light and resistant to stress. Its production must be in compliance of EN regulations, so quality and mechanical/chemical characteristics are standardized.
We could have offered a better material in terms of performance, but the limit of a good quality/price ratio oriented us towards alloy EN AW 7075, which then was confirmed to be the right choice.
And it is thanks to its mechanical characteristics that the Team More Modena Racing of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, department Enzo Ferrari, chose aluminium EN Aw 7075 for the construction of parts of the new prototype. More specifically, we supplied bars and plates in alloy 7075 for the realization of the hub and the hub bracket of the vehicle.
The new vehicle was designed and realized in compliance with SAE regulation and, today, has already competed in different races, each time with positive results for the approval process.
Musola Metalli wants to thank the Department of Engineering Enzo Ferrari of the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia for believing in our professionalism and quality and wishes the Team SAE the deserved success.