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NEWSLETTER MENSAL | PSEM | FEVEREIRO 2018

GREEN LETTER

No.02

TECINNOV 2nd EDITION SANTANDER 2018 The 2018 edition of Santander’s Support and Development to Innovative Ideas from Instituto Superior Técnico (TecInnov) has once again supported technologically advanced projects from the IST students in international competitions that stimulate the hardwork during said races. Like last year, PSEM is within the four elected projects joined by “Competição FST08e”, “TLMoto” and “Técnico Solar Boat”. The monetary awards of the contest are a sign of confidence in the continuous hard work by every member of the team during the races and the work we deploy every day.

TEAM LEADER’S REMARK The Green Letter came to existence from the team’s need to display PSEM’s work to the public, as well as bringing the newsletter model to the students of Instituto Superior Técnico and the other participants of the Greenpower Education Trust. We hope we can show a more detailed point of view of our project’s evolution and spark the interest for PSEM.

We thank, once again, Santander Universidades for promoting these projects.

“WHAT IS BEHIND YOU DOESN’T MATTER” - ENZO FERRARI


OUR NEW SPONSORS This month we received material from Fabory and 3M. This material is going to ensure the joints of several parts of GP17.EVO.

FABORY Fabory was founded in 1947, in the Netherlands. Its market focus is in supplying fixation products and industrial tools. Fabory sponsors PSEM since 2013 (our first year of Greenpower competitions) with hex keys, rivets, screwdrivers and toolboxes.

3M Founded in 1902, 3M is a market leader when it comes to the health and protective products area. From cables, connectors and assembly products to audio and respiratory protections, the brand is recognized by its excellency. When it comes to PSEM, 3M is our sponsor since 2017, supplying us with adhesives and glues for the project.

WE APPRECIATE ALL THE SUPPORT GIVEN

NEWSLETTER MENSAL | PSEM | FEVEREIRO 2018


MORE NEWS... SOLIDEDGE PROJECT To comply with the new Greenpower regulation, GP17 EVO features a new bulkhead: a carbon fiber support that contributes to the monocoque’s stiffness. To the first impact layer of polystyrene (coloured in blue, in the picture below), it was added a sandwich-like structure made of two layers of carbon with a layer made of 12mm honeycomb in-between.

OUR NEW WEBSITE Our new webpage has been updated and contains all the relevant information regarding this year’s team! The link for the webpage is down below at the end of the last page of our newsletter, where you can also find our monthly newsletters in the respective folder as well as previous editions of the Green Letter.

NEWSLETTER MENSAL | PSEM | FEVEREIRO 2018


MEET THE TEAM INTERVIEW WITH “JOINING PSEM IS SOMETHING THAT I’LL NEVER REGRET” When questioned what episode made him feel an important member of the team, he is reminded of a moment in one of the races when the team had to cut a carbon tube, without the use of a generator and electricity, and he found a solution out of the box with the resources available.

RODRIGO NENO In the year of 2016, Rodrigo Neno is feeling unfulfilled with the technical experience in his university and plans to find something that makes him a more complete engineer. “How can I practice the knowledge learned so far?” With that thought he made the decision to join PSEM.

As far as the future of PSEM is concerned, he’s confident in the performance and the improvement from the team and the sponsors (not only in materials and procedures but also in the know-how). According to Rodrigo, “the more the competition accompanies the evolution of the projects the better”. When it comes to his academic progress, he recognizes that he’s still a couple of years short of finishing his degree but he’s certain that the knowledge he got from PSEM will pay dividends in the work area of his choice.

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Green Letter - No.02  

Monthly Newsletter | PSEM (February 2018 - English Version)

Green Letter - No.02  

Monthly Newsletter | PSEM (February 2018 - English Version)

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