Mitutoyo, has announced a partnership with Formula 1 in Schools, which is F1’s non-profit global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) student competition.
Mitutoyo will be supporting the 2023 Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals, the pinnacle of the competition with more than 450 students from 26 countries taking part. This year, the World Finals will be held in Singapore during the week of the Grand Prix.
Signalling Mitutoyo’s commitment to inspiring and educating the next generation of engineers, the partnership aims to provide mentoring and training opportunities for F1 in Schools’ students. Participants will receive exclusive access to the Mitutoyo eLearning platform, an online learning resource that provides in-depth training on various metrology topics and measuring tools.
“The future of our industry depends on our ability to train and educate today,” said Takashi Matsuike, Managing Director of Mitutoyo Asia Pacific. “We are delighted to support the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals and share our knowledge and expertise with the next generation of engineers and product designers. The event will be a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase how metrology is used in practice and demonstrate the tools and equipment which make it possible.”
The scrutineering process will also be carried out using Mitutoyo tools, including vernier callipers and digimatic scales. Mirroring the technical inspection of Formula 1 cars, each F1 in Schools car is measured, weighed, and checked against technical regulations which detail the tolerances within which various elements of the model car must comply.
“Understanding accurate measuring is vital in the field of engineering,” said Andrew Denford, Founder and CEO of F1 in Schools. “It feeds into every element of design and manufacturing and it’s a skill we are passionate about sharing with our students, so it’s fantastic to have the global leader in the field as a partner at the Aramco F1 in Schools World Finals this year.”
F1 in Schools is a not-for-profit social enterprise aiming to change the perception of STEM- related subjects through global competition. Students aged 9-19 take part in a multi- disciplinary challenge in which they must use professional CAD software to design, analyse, manufacture, test and race miniature compressed air-powered car from a model block. Many students have gone on to have fruitful careers with F1 teams, founded on their success in F1 in Schools