UTC Swindon students compete in the finals of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) Craftsman Cup

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Well done to our Year 13 students who made it to the finals of the REME Craftsman Cup at the Ministry of Defence, Lyneham on 15 May.

Teams from across colleges up and down the country have been competing in the inter-college REME challenge since September 2018, working on projects that REME engineers tackle on a daily basis.

UTC Swindon’s Year 13 team, made up of Kane, Tom, Tony and Luke, worked on REME’s challenge of a vehicle being jacked up in a workshop environment and there being insufficient contact between the jack and the V hull. This could lead to damage to the V-shaped hull and potentially the vehicle slipping off the jack if it is not correctly positioned.

The students had to increase the area of contact between the jack and the V-shaped hull when the platform is being raised. The team decided to design a jacking adapter plate to fit the in-service 10 tonne trolley jack.

On the day, the overall winner was the team from UTC Heathrow, also from the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET).

Well done to all of our students who took part in this project and made it through to the finals, and a huge thank you to REME for such a valuable project.

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