Racing to an Eco-friendly World with Colorado University at Boulder
Reynolds Advanced Materials – Denver has their spotlight focused on Colorado University at Boulder’s Eco-Marathon team. The team has been working closely with Reynolds – Denver on picking mind-blowing materials which helped the team succeed in their capstone project. Their eco-friendly vehicle was created using CNC carved foam coated with Smooth-On’s Epsilon® (EPS Foam Coating Epoxy); the body parts and steering wheel were also coated with Epsilon® and then reinforced with woven burlap for strength.
Colorado University at Boulder finished 1st place in the alternative fuel category. Placing 4th place overall. They also received a Technical Innovation award for the development and use of an all composite material vehicle.
The innovative team was made up of seven seniors who worked on the project – Suhaib Al Lawati, Test Engineer, Daniel Bosnich, Systems Engineer; Matt Minkler, Financial Manager; Conor Brennan, CAD Engineer; Ginny Schilling, Project Manager; Garrett Harvey, Manufacturing Engineer; and Henry Knutzen, Communications Director. Their faculty advisers were Professor Marcelo Bergquist, and Machinist Greg Potts.
Reynolds Advanced Materials would like to wish the seniors good luck on their future endeavors, and congratulations on a job well done.