Denford Limited, proud founder and sponsor of the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, has announced that the company will be presenting a 3 Axis CNC Router Package worth over £10,000 to the school of the F1 in Schools UK National Champions 2013.

A leading manufacturer of CAD/CAM solutions for the education market, Denford is a long-standing supporter and sponsor for a range of unique educational projects which engage students in the process of design and manufacture, including the prestigious F1 in Schools Technology Challenge.

Simon Moorhouse, Managing Director of Denford, said “We are delighted to extend our support for F1 in Schools by offering this valuable prize to the 2013 UK National Champions. I am sure it will be a welcome addition to the school's CDT department and will provide students with a manufacturing resource which will be well used within the curriculum.  In addition, it will offer the winning team the best opportunity to prepare for the next stage of the competition, as they gear up to represent the UK at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2013”.

The prize for the F1 in Schools UK National Champion's school is a 3 axis CNC router with an enclosed interlocking guard, suitable for all levels of education and training.  With its large capacity it is ideal for cutting a range of resistant materials such as hard and soft wood, plastic, modeling foam, acrylic and prototyping materials.   The package will also include extras such as an Aluminum Tee Slot Bed, F1 in Schools Manufacturing Fixture, QuickCAM Pro Site Licence and a training day at Denford for two people.  

F1 in Schools™ aims to help change perceptions of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology.  F1 in Schools™ is supported by Formula One Management and Bernie Ecclestone together with The IET and City University, London.

The cars race on a 20 metre track, with the F1 Class cars covering the distance in just over one second, a speed barrier which is yet to be broken by any student team since it was set by Team FUGA from Northern Ireland at the 2007 F1 in Schools World Finals, with a time of 1.020 seconds. Younger students design, build and race a Bloodhound car, linking with the upcoming British attempt on the World Land speed record, with the Bloodhound SSC project. The current record is held by Speeding Snails from Wilmington Grammar School, with a time of 0.620 seconds.


*Please note the above image shows the Router 2600 - shown with optional universal bench and optional computer support extension (PC not included)

Denford Limited, proud founder and sponsor of the F1 in Schools™ Technology Challenge, has announced that the company will be presenting a 3 Axis CNC Router Package worth over £10,000 to the school of the F1 in Schools UK National Champions 2013...

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