The first three weeks back from winter break have been eventful for our SAE chapter! Week four, we welcomed HUSCO International to MSOE (thank you to the brave souls for coming to support our chapter despite the frigid cold). HUSCO shared the various components they supply to the automotive industry including cam phasing technologies, cylinder deactivation, hydraulics, and fuel injectors. HUSCO shared with us the design process they employ when designing a typical valve component. They spoke about the various simulation techniques used to cut down time to develop a product to reduce manufacturing costs while maintaining desired performance.
Today, we welcomed representatives from Denso to speak to our chapter. They first shared some background on the many varieties of products they manufacture as a Tier 1 Automotive Supplier. They also shared their experiences working for Denso. With offices on six continents, they are a rapidly growing corporation with a focus on their customers and employees. After this presentation, plenty of time was left over for our members to get their hands on an example of the heads-up-display Denso designed for the 2014/15 Chevy Camaro. Members also had an opportunity to network with the recruiters looking for new talent in the engineering field. Design teams had an opportunity to speak about possibilities of sponsorship. It was great to see such enthusiasm and involvement from the chapter as a whole!
Join us week 8 (February 3rd) as welcome Joy Global. They will be presenting about the engineering challenges faced in the design of large scale excavation machinery. Design teams please keep an eye out for requests for proposals. The chapter has requested a description of your current budget plans and progress on your projects so that the board may distribute the award money won at SAE Student Night. Also, members please take advantage of your opportunity to come to the Chicago Auto Show on Saturday, February 8th! Transportation will be provided by SAE. Members receive a discounted ticket price of $7, non-members are also welcome to join for the standard ticket price of $12. Please sign up by January 31st.