Students from two Macarthur high schools visited Nepean Engineering at Narellan to see their designs for a Formula One race car transformed into real scale models. The two groups of students, one from Picton High School, the other from Magdalene Catholic High School at Narellan are competing in the State finals of the F1inSchools Challenge.
F1inSchools Challenge is a competition open to all Australian secondary schools to design and manufacture CO2 powered model Formula One cars. Nepean Engineering is a local sponsor of the competition, which aims to interest students in careers in manufacturing and engineering. Nepean engineering is a part of the Nepean group.
The two school teams have each designed and manufactured a working balsa wood scale model of an F1 car, using sophisticated computer software programs and a CNC machine. Nepean Engineering, members of Nepean Group , took interest to produce an aluminium model of each car body to show the students how their designs could be realised on a computer-aided, high speed machining centre.
The aluminium models produced at Nepean’s Narellan manufacturing facility will go on show alongside the balsa wood models as part of the teams’ presentations at the State finals, to be held at Mt. Druitt TAFE.