Stellantis celebrated the achievements of more than 600 graduates at the conclusion of its annual Student Awards programme, the second year it has been a global event. Applicants were asked to explain how they would offer decarbonized mobility that is affordable and accessible to all. Originally established as a regional programme 27 years ago, the Stellantis Student Awards represents six regions and 24 countries. Since 1996, nearly 15,000 high school and university graduates have been recognised.
The student led Staffordshire University Racing team finished in second place at Formula Student 2023 at Silverstone. The team asked local engineering business KMT to produce a bespoke welding jig to allow the assembly of a custom racing exhaust for the project using its laser cutting machine. Jayson Prince, a member of the race team and project engineer at Klarius, the UK’s largest manufacturer of aftermarket exhausts, expands: “I designed a custom exhaust system to fit the high-revving 675cc bike engine fitted to our race car. A key process in assembling the exhaust is producing a jig so that the manifold and pipes can be welded together as a complete system. I had already designed a jig but required a laser cutter and press brake to produce it. Thankfully, KMT was happy to help.”