UAE’s F1 in schools team gets support from PRECISE Group
PRECISE group became one of the key sponsors of the Formula 1 in Schools team called Torque Racing who will be representing the UAE in the World Finals 2015 in Singapore.
F1 in Schools is an international competition for school children (aged 11–18), in which groups of 3 – 6 students have to design and manufacture a miniature car out of balsa wood using CAD/CAM design tools. The cars are powered by CO2 cartridges and are attached to a track by a nylon wire. They are timed from the moment they are launched to when they pass the finish line by a computer.
Comprising of 5 passionate and dedicated students, Torque Racing is representing the UAE in this greatest STEM (Science, technology, Engineering and Maths) challenge in the world. The team believes they have an edge in this year’s competition as the design of their prototype car is more sophisticated than ever because the car parts were 3D printed using PRECISE Group’s 3D printers. 3D printing the car parts allowed for more creativity, innovation and has given the team an edge over the others in this year’s competition.
The F1 in Schools 2015 – UAE event was held at Yas Marina Circuit’s F1 in Schools Centre of Excellence, where the 3d printed racing car parts like the wheels and rear wings were displayed by PRECISE Group and The3DBee along with its range of 3d printers. The3Doodler Bar was set up for participants to doodle their favourite F1 team logo which attracted a large number of students and enthusiasts.