In House Machining
The second month of the year was also marked by the in-house machining of some components to be integrated into both FST 10e and FST10d.
Regarding the first, parts of the suspension subsystem such as the rims’ pins, and the support of the BOTS (Brake Over Travel Switch) were machined at LTO (part of the scientific area of Mechanical Project and Structural Material from Instituto Superior Técnico).
The same happened to the autonomous prototype, which also started machining parts of the EBS (Emergency Braking System).
These tasks were performed by the team members who hold machining courses accredited by CENFIM – Professional Training Center for the Metallurgical and Metalworking Industry in both turning and milling techniques – the two types of machining technology the team resorts to. These actions were supervised by LTO responsibles Pedro Teixeira and João Vicente.