At New Era Group, we would not be where we are without our great team members. We prioritize our staff and look to create additional opportunities for growth and advancement through new opportunity and training.
In addition to supporting our existing staff, New Era Group takes great pride in investing in future industry talent in the community through numerous educational and research programs.
Recently, the New Era Group partnered with UTFR as a Gold Level Sponsor to help support the engineering and manufacturing of their recent formula racing car. We look forward to learning about the success of this years’ UT23 formula car!
What is UTFR?
The University of Toronto Formula Racing team is a design team from the University of Toronto that designs and builds a small open wheel race car every year to compete in international Formula SAE/Student competitions.
The University of Toronto began its involvement in FSAE in 1997 and completed a prototype vehicle in 1998. Through testing and research on the vehicle, a second, lighter frame was constructed in 1999. In 2003, 2005, and 2006, the team took three overall championships at Formula Student UK - a record that would stand until 2016. Over the course of the early 2000s, several different chassis concepts were explored, eventually moving from steel spaceframes to hybrid concepts, to a full monocoque. In 2010, the team switched to the light single cylinder engines that still power our cars today. In 2016, our first aerodynamics package was created to improve high speed cornering capability. In 2019, the team continued to develop the hybrid chassis concept, and introduced prototypes for a drag reduction system and electric shifter. The team continues to place respectably in rankings in both static and dynamic competitions.
Currently, The University of Toronto Formula Racing is structured into 4 categories: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, driverless (DV) development, and business. Within each of these categories, there are numerous section leads, each in charge of leading a small team of junior & senior members focused on a specific aspect of the car / team. There are currently roughly 70 members actively involved in the team. We have 4 drivers, all of whom also take active roles in the team’s operation. Our team members are working hard to deliver a faster and more reliable car for the season ahead!
To learn more about UTFR please visit https://fsaeutoronto.ca.
About New Era Group
Established in 1963, New Era Group is a privately owned group of businesses focused in precision machining, grinding, industrial manufacturing, metal forming, fabrication, assembly and more. With over 350,000 square feet of manufacturing space and a skilled workforce of over 300 people, New Era Group prides itself on being the choice global supplier for industry leading OEMs and more.
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