Maldon: DC Electronics motorsport pros help students

One of the Formula Student Workshops held by DC Electronics

One of the Formula Student Workshops held by DC Electronics - Credit: Archant

NEARLY 30 students from top universities took part in workshops hosted by Maldon-based DC Electronics, where they learnt how to design and build wiring harness for motorsports.

The firm, a leading manufacturer of custom-built electrical systems for the motorsport industry, ran the 2013 Formula Student loom workshops in partnership with Deutsch Autosport and IS Motorsport.

Boss David Cunliffe said: the skills learnt would aid career development.

“Formula Student provides an excellent opportunity for budding motorsport professionals to gain valuable experience, whilst benefiting from an insight into our experience in the industry,” he added.

Attendees learnt how to design and build a bespoke and winning wiring harness from one of the most competent and technically advanced teams in the business and got to take home the practice looms they built.

Students were also educated on important industry skills, such as how to plan and layout wiring looms and choosing the correct materials, combined with instruction on splicing, crimping, soldering and contra-winding cable looms.

Paul Webb, Sales and Marketing Manager at Deutsch Connectors said: “Deutsch Autosport connectors are the market leader for all motorsport applications. Manufactured at our factory in Hastings, UK, the Autosport range of connectors were introduced in 1993 after a request from the Williams and Benetton Formula 1 teams and have been taken up for use worldwide. In 2013 our products are specified by every team in F1, NASCAR, MotoGP, Indycar, WRC and many more, and we are proud to support the Formula Student programme with special rates to help university teams meet professional standards.”

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DC Electronics is based in Maldon and is one of the motorsport industry’s leading manufacturers of custom built electrical systems, with over 15 years’ experience in the industry. It has a production facility in Mooresville, North Carolina and worldwide distributors for its products.