LMS and CAMID
Larsen Motorsports has an affiliation with Florida Tech's Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Innovative Design (CAMID) which allows for a new avenue for innovative design and manufacturing. This affiliation includes development, projects, and workshops. Please click HERE.
Florida Tech Executive Vice President and Provost and Acting President, Dr. Carvalho, with Larsen Motorsports CEO, Chris Larsen
LMS and CAMID are dedicated to workforce development geared towards local industries.
3D printed steering wheel
The Markforged X7 Carbon Fiber 3D printer with the LMS steering wheel.
The first project within this affiliation, LMS Director of Operations, Brian Tocci, is working alongside Florida Tech student interns to create a 3D printed steering wheel for the LMS jet dragsters. John Kochenberger, a Florida Tech graduate student, is one of the interns working on this project. Kochenberger has his undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Tech and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a focus in Design and Manufacturing for his graduate degree. The digital designs for this product were developed utilizing Siemens NX software. Various prototypes have been printed utilizing plastic materials. The final steering wheel design will be printed with Carbon Fiber continuous fiber laid into a composite based material, Onyx. The steering wheel will be printed on a Markforged 3D printer located within the CAMID facility. The printer is the X7 carbon fiber 3D printer which enables engineers and designers to fundamentally improve manufacturing operations at light speed.
Director of Operations, Brian Tocci, with Florida Tech student intern, John Kochenberger, with prototypes of the wheels.
LMS is focusing on integrating higher levels of additive manufacturing into its procedures, and this new affiliation aids this goal. LMS and CAMID will be collaborating on numerous projects that have yet to be announced.