Week 14: High- tech production possibilities
The week started on Monday with Chief Drivetrain Paul and motor engineers Len and Stefan who went to AMK in Germany to assemble our self designed electro motors. The assembly was an exciting moment for us, because it is of great importance that the motors function as they should. Happily everything seemed to have gone all right. The motors are assembled and currently in our workshop in Delft, where they soon will be tested on performance.
Tuesday, Team Manager Max and Chief Chassis Jonas visited Model- en Matrijzenmakerij Twente (MMT) in Oldenzaal. There they watched the milling of the final part of the motor cover mould. All the moulds to be used for the structural parts of the DUT12 are ready now. The coming week we can start laminating the nose and the motor cover.
Wednesday was a great day for Chief Suspension Lukas. Together with three others he went to the National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) in Amsterdam. Here some hard to produce parts of the car have been made. The parts look fantastic! We are happy that, also this year, the NLR supports us with their knowledge on high-tech production and design.
Thursday and Wednesday, our team represented itself on the TU Open Days. We had cars on four different faculties and hope that we have shown visitors of the Open Days that studying at the TU Delft can be as broad as you like. The best example is, of course, participating in a student project like ours.
In short, week fourteen has been a week where we travelled a lot of kilometres, not only on the map but also in our planning. If we keep up this tempo it is definitely possible for us to finish the DUT12 before the 20th of June. Then we can show everyone, by a demonstration on the Market in Delft, the true power of electrical drive.