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The University of Michigan College of Engineering is an integral partner, sponsor, and supporter of Michigan Baja Racing. Our work facility, the Walter E. Wilson Student Project Center, empowers student teams by providing a facility in which they can experience hands-on development and fabrication, enhance engineering theories, and allows members to use practical application of knowledge. The Wilson Center furnishes groups with a unique opportunity to interact with one another, share ideas, and showcase their projects.



General Motors, one of the world's largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 209,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 31 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall and Wuling.


Alro is a distributor of metals, industrial supplies, and plastics. Beginning in 1948, Alro Steel was incorporated in a small garage in Jackson, Michigan. The name "Al-Ro" was derived from the first two letters from brothers Al & Robert Glick. Al began the company during a steel shortage in the 1940's which was due to the military demands of World War II. Al found a niche matching up companies with steel needs to companies with excess steel. Today, Alro has grown to over 75 locations in 15 states. Alro processes and distributes metals, plastics and industrial supplies with next day delivery to over 50,000 customers in North America.

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For over 65 years, Chardam Gear has earned a well-deserved reputation for quality, performance, and precision as a leading manufacturer of components for the aerospace and defense industries. With state-of-the-art equipment, a fully computer-integrated engineering and production control system, and over 65 years of manufacturing experience, Chardam has the ability to meet the most demanding requirements.

If you have requirements for high performance gears (spur, helical or spiral bevel), splined shaft, housings, or details, Chardam Gear Company can fulfill your needs. Whether you need parts for pumps (fuel, oil, or hydraulic), auxiliary power units, or actuation systems, Chardam has the knowledge, experience, and dedication to support your program.


NSK has made a vital contribution to the growth and achievement of various machinery industries throughout its history. As a comprehensive bearing manufacturer, NSK responds to the needs of a wide variety of fields. NSK is a global leader in bearings, ball screws, linear guides, auto parts, & precision/industrial machinery solutions.

When data science meets rocket science, incredible things happen. The innovation Altair's world-changing technology enables may feel like magic to users, but it’s the time-tested result of the rigorous application of science, math, and Altair.

Altair's comprehensive, open-architecture simulation, artificial intelligence (AI), high-performance computing (HPC), and data analytics solutions empower organizations to build better, more efficient, more sustainable products and processes that will usher in the breakthroughs of tomorrow’s world. Welcome to the cutting edge of computational intelligence – no magic necessary.

Distinctive Manufacturing Group LLC, was built from a vision of providing  a higher level of service and quality in the machining and fabricating world. As a forward looking company, technology is vitally important for Distinctive to provide precision, quality and competitive pricing. Distinctive is equipped with state of the art technologies and ideas and continually invest in both. 

Distinctive's level of sophistication is unique in the arena of CNC machining and manufacturing/fabricating. Expert knowledge combined with unique software, sophisticated technology and efficient processes allow for competitive pricing, high quality, and fantastic service.

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