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FUTEK Announces Sponsorship of The Ohio State University in the Formula North 2016 Competition
Release Date: 08/15/16

IRVINE, Calif.: FUTEK is proud to announce that it has recently sponsored The Ohio State University in the Formula North 2016 competition, which was held from June 2-5 in Barrie Molson Center in Barrie, Ontario Canada.

Formula North is an annual automotive engineering student design competition, intended to promote the awareness of both student innovation and engineering expertise through formula racing. Students must design, build, and complete an open cockpit, single seat Formula One-style racecar.

Students are evaluated on design, cost, presentation, overall dynamic, skidpad, acceleration, autocross, endurance, and energy efficiency. The Ohio State University placed 4th in design, 4th in skidpad, and 5th in the business/marketing competition.

The Ohio State University students used FUTEK’s LCM300 In Line Load Cells, and FUTEK’s IAA100 Voltage Amplifier in order to optimize the performance of their racecar. Andrew Beckerich The Ohio State University’s Team Captain stated, “Our FUTEK load cells and amplifiers were an integral part of our vehicle's data acquisition system. They were quick and easy to set up, and provided valuable data throughout our testing.”

The Ohio State University team looks to participate in future student-run Formula One racing competitions, and FUTEK will be happy to support them in their future endeavors.

About Formula North: Formula North is a Canadian Formula student-run competition. The competition tests student’s abilities to build and race a Formula One-style racecar. The competition is divided into two categories, a ‘static’ competition where students compete in design and marketing/business as well as ‘dynamic’ events where the racecar itself is evaluated.

About FUTEK: FUTEK Advanced Sensor Technology, Inc. is a U.S. Manufacturer of load cells, torque sensors, pressure sensors, multi-axis sensors and related instruments and software. Located in Southern California, FUTEK has built a reputation as a quality provider of test and measurement tools. As the Sensor Solution Source, FUTEK supplies test and measurement products to many industries, especially medical, robotic, and aerospace.

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