On November 12th, the UC Davis Formula Racing team was fortunate enough to receive 8 gallons of epoxy resin and hardener for our composites endeavors this year! This epoxy was kindly provided by Resin Research Inc, and we are extremely grateful for their support.
In the latter weeks of fall quarter our composites team performed their first two test layups. These two layups were done in open air and were a precursor to the vacuum layup tactics that will be used to manufacture our body panels in the future, as well as other auxiliary parts on the car. The team began experimenting with vacuum layup techniques over the course of winter break, an ongoing process that will continue into winter quarter.