At QUT Motorsport, we greatly value our partners and their contributions to our teams' growth and our members personal learning. We feel privileged to be able to work with these amazing brands and we hope to continue our relationships with them and create many more as our team moves forward.
Since the team's formation in 2003, the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has provided crucial support for QUT Motorsport to continue developing competition cars for the FSAE competitions. QUT's contributions have been invaluable to the growth of the team and the amazing students involved. Not only providing industry standard facilities, but also giving us the amazing expertise and backing from QUT staff, particularly those from the Science and Engineering Faculty, QUT Sport and the QUT Guild.
Laser Central is Brisbane's premier metal processing company. They have been operating for over 20 years and aren't showing any signs of slowing down. Laser Central has always been committed to giving back to their community by supporting innovation and education projects such as QUT Motorsport. "Laser Central is a 100% Australian, family-owned metal processing company based out of Richlands in Brisbane. We provide premium services for flat and tubular metal products, offering laser-cutting services across the board. We work together with our customers to creatively deliver opportunities that empower them to achieve long-lasting success, forging strong partnerships and a high level of trust in our capabilities."
LSM Composites specialise in the production of custom manufactured items. High end performance products can be developed for a range of industry applications including the aerospace and automotive industries. They are the first privately owned company in Australia with multiple autoclaves specifically designed for the production of advanced composite components.The three autoclaves offer flexibility to cater for small items through to the very large. LSM Composites helped progress our capabilities by providing the opportunity to manufacture a carbon fibre chassis for both QEV-3 and QEV-4
Brisbane BMW Bodyshop have played an integral role in bringing our livery concept for 2020 to life. Their attention to detail and high standard of customer service provided a second-to-none experience; providing amazing support to our team. Brisbane BMW Bodyshop is an accredited BMW Bodyshop that is equipped with the most sophisticated BMW technology, including specialist alignment jigs, welding equipment and paint ovens designed to operate within BMW’s strict tolerances.
Queensland Centre for Robotics
Queensland Centre for Robotics utilise their decade of investment at QUT in robotic research and translation to become the the leaders of research and innovation in intelligent robotics, translating research into commercial and societal outcomes, lead the education, training and development of talent to meet the growing demands for robotics and providing leadership in technological policy development and societal debate. Queensland Centre for Robotics have provided a substantial amount of assistance in the development of the driverless programs and systems for the program in the future.
Calm Aluminium has played a key role in helping QUT Motorsport progress our learning possibilities by supplying the mould material for the development of our 2020 carbon fibre chassis. They specialise in the sourcing and supply of aluminium for structural applications. The company stocks aluminium ranging from 1000 to 8000 series alloys and offers ferrous and non-ferrous materials suitable for the aerospace, defence, marine and tooling industries. They also offer a wide range of fabrication services including router cutting, machining, precision plate, extrusion, bar and rod cutting, and general light fabrication.
Australian American Racing is a Brisbane based company that specialises in small race vehicle fabrication, preparation and tuning. AAR utilises the following specialised equipment, services and facilitiesFabrication and repair of components such as chassis components in CrMo steel and fabrication of aluminium components using machining.
Koolfoam is a local supplier of Expanded Polystyrene foam sheets, blocks and custom shapes. They provide us with custom CNC cut foam cores for a our wing profiles as well as moulds for other aerodynamics features. The high quality of product and quick turnaround was essential to the success of our 2019 Vehicle.
TaylorMade Electronics specialise in low volume PCB assembly, which includes prototyping and batch services, ensuring a quick turnaround time. Our team has work closely whilst in final production of our new vehicle control units (VCU) for QEV-3
SBG Systems designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of state-of-the-art inertial sensors which are utilised in the most diverse and exciting markets. For QUT Motorsport, their assistance with the embedded systems team and utilisation of their speciality products has been the perfect match.