Zircotec's coatings are appreciated by many of the teams using motorbike engines that tend to run hot in the Formula Student installation. "We are coating exhausts that keep heat inside the exhaust to prevent damage to surrounding components as well as supplying heat resistant foils to protect fuel lines, batteries and the driver," says Graham. "This year we also coated a composite bulkhead and we expect to see more of these lightweight materials requiring protection in future Formula Student cars."
Zircotec is equally keen to expand links with auto part International universities and used this year's event at Silverstone to meet teams from Italy, Australia, Germany, France and Holland. "We visited most of the teams during the week and provided samples of our ZircoFlex foil for them to solve last minute heat issues," adds Graham. "The level of engineering on these cars is often outstanding and we welcome further co-operation with universities outside of the UK in the coming years."
About Formula Student Formula Student is a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers. It challenges university students from around the world to design and build a single-seat racing car, which is then put to the test at the famous Silverstone 531276856 Circuit. Its key aims are to inspire the next generation and address the skills shortage in engineering. chevrolet The way FS achieves this is by providing crucial practical experience and transferable skills for use in a diverse range of industries.
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