Mid-Michigan Section





GM Performance and Racing Center

Speaker: GM Facility Tour
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
Fall 2017
Time TBA
GM Global Propulsion Systems Performance and Racing Center
N Glenwood Ave,
Pontiac, MI 48340


Racing Center

GM Performance Racing Center

TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES

Tasked with complete racing engine design and validation, the Performance and Racing Center’s capabilities include:

  • Design release
  • Full CNC machining
  • Engine build
  • Electronics and telematics
  • Dyno validation
  • Calibration

The new center helps GM develop powertrains with the right combination of performance, durability and efficiency to help drivers and teams win races and championships. The racing engines under development at the new center include:

  • NASCAR “R07” – A unique 358-cubic-inch V-8 engine designed and developed exclusively for NASCAR Sprint Cup racing.
  • IndyCar 2.2L Twin-Turbo V-6 – A technical marvel that uses a pair of high-boost-producing turbochargers to help extract about 700 horsepower from the small-displacement, direct-injected V-6.
  • NHRA COPO Camaro V-8 engines – Racers competing with a new 2016 COPO Camaro in NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock eliminator classes can select from supercharged and naturally aspirated LS- and LT-family engines.
  • Corvette Racing 5.5L V-8 – Based on the production LT engine family, the naturally aspirated and all-aluminum 5.5L V-8 engine is used by the Corvette Racing C7.R team.
  • Cadillac ATSV.R Twin Turbo – A racing engine based on the production model’s 3.6L twin-turbo engine.

Additionally, the high-performance crate engines and crate powertrain systems offered by Chevrolet Performance are developed at the new facility.

Facility highlights include:GM3

Engine assembly – There are 10 all-new engine build bays – eight in the Engine Build room and two in the prep area to facilitate quicker transfer to dyno testing and other validation areas. Each 120-square-foot bay has an air drop for powered tools and access to an overhead crane for easy loading on the build stands. Builders also use specialized tools such as programmable torque wrenches to help ensure consistency with the engines. Additional specialty tools at their disposal include a Cam Doctor for precise camshaft evaluations and a ROMER Arm coordinate measuring machine.

Machining – Engineers and builders also have access to over 30 machining tools, offering complete machining capability for cylinder blocks, cylinder heads, fuel rails and engine components, comparable to the racing industry’s best racing shops. The equipment roster includes nine CNC machines that can transform designs right into new components – including a new Hurco five-axis machine. The staff also has access to a 3D printer for constructing new or modified components, as well as laser scanners to help ensure the powertrain parts meet the high degree of dimensional accuracy demanded for the rigors of racing.

GM2Engine testing – There are four state of the art AVL engine dynamometer cells dedicated to the Performance and Racing Center: 

  • Two gas-powered engine dynos
  • A gas-powered driveline dyno
  • A new electric driveline dyno

The engine dynos are similar to those used to develop GM’s production engines, but rated for the high output of racing engines. The gas and electric driveline dynos are firsts for GM Powertrain’s campus and are used to test axle differentials for NASCAR and IndyCar. The drive input capability for each is more than 1,000 hp and approximately 560 lb-ft of torque, while the drive output capability is approximately 885 hp and 2,500 lb-ft of torque.

Calibration – An electronics lab is used for the design, assembly and calibration of custom control systems that drive most of the racing and performance engines. Engineers are also able to make calibration changes in the dyno cells. In fact, the dynos can use telemetry data from the race cars’ control systems to replay an engine’s entire race, which can help with development of new engines and calibration changes for existing ones.

Reservations required by TBA 2017 by eMail SAEMidMichSec@cs.com or call (810) 635-7948.

Purchase tickets online (preferred method) or at door with credit card, check or cash.

 

 

Cyber Security Panel2016 Winners
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2017 Travelling Best Presentation Trophy
Winners


Kettering SAE Clean Snowmobile

2016 Winners

Students from Kettering are the 2017 Traveling Trophy winners for the best presentation

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Contact: Bernard Santavy at (810) – 635 – 7948
          or SAEMidMichSec@cs.com

 

 

 

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Planned SAE Events!
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AFS Foundry In A Box - A Call for Volunteers
Learn about metal casting by helping AFS present their Foundry in a Box program at local High Schools
Speaker: All SAE Members
Program Chair: Sue Manyen, AFS
Various dates
Saginaw Valley AFS.org/Foundry in a Box
GM Performance and Racing Center
GM Facility Tour
Speaker:
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
Fall 2017
GM Global Propulsion Systems Performance and Racing Center
N Glenwood Ave,
Pontiac, MI 48340


Time TBA

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Previous SAE Events!
2016-2017 Events    

SAE Racing

Cyber Security

Speaker: Dr. Andre Weimerskirch, Vice President, Cyber Security, Lear Corporation
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, May 15, 2017
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

2016 Winners
SAE Racing FREE EVENT - Formula SAE Racing

Wed.-Sat., May 10-13, 2017
Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
2017 GMC Acadia
All new for 2017
Speaker: Paul Spadafora, Chief Engineer
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, Mar. 20, 2017
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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Acadia
STUDENT NIGHT Collegiate Chapter Projects
Presentation Competition
Speaker: SAE Collegiate Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI


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back to the bricks Back to the Bricks
Best Buick or Chevrolet
Judging: SAE team to award plaque
Program Chair: Bill Owen
Saturday, August 20, 2016
Downtown Flint
Back to the Bricks
Acra Cast

ACRA Cast Inc,
Investment Casting Process, Design & Application

Speaker: Richard Singer
Owner & President of Acra Cast Inc.
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Town Hall (downstairs),
Frankenmuth, MI

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AcraCast
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2015-2016 Events    
STUDENT NIGHT "Nissan Maxima"
Speaker: James Stepke, Engineering Program Manager And Christian Spencer, Senior Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope Monday, May 16, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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SAE Racing "FREE EVENT - Formula SAE Racing"
Participants: Mid-Michigan Section Collegiate teams from
Central Michigan University,
Kettering University,
Michigan State University, and
Saginaw Valley State University

will be competing with Formula SAE teams from Asia, Europe, and the Americas
May 11-14, 2016
Michigan Internation Speedway, Brooklyn, Michigan
the best days to see the teams in action are Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) from 8AM to 5PM.

 
"2016 Chevrolet Volt"
Speaker: Andrew Farah
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, May 16, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled  
"2016 Chevrolet Camaro"    
Speaker: Al Oppenheiser, Chief Engineer, GM
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, April 25, 2016
Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled  
"Bearing Failure Analysis"    
Speaker: Dean Thayer
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Peg Jones
Monday, March 14, 2016
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  Meeting Cancelled 
STUDENT NIGHT "Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition"
SAE Collegiate Cup
Speaker: Student Leaders
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Tom Spendlove
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Bavarian Inn Lodge Conference Center, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  2016 Feb Collegiate ChapterPhotos
"GM Telematics and Infotainment"
Speaker: Matt G. Przybylski, GM Director of Infotainment, Global Telematics and Infotainment Engineering, GM
Monday, November 9, 2015
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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NOv2015
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"Federal Fuel Regulations,
The Pot-Holed Road of Good Intentions"

Present and Future
Speaker: Coleman Jones
Program Chair: Mark Pope & Peg Jones
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Zehnder's, Frankenmuth, MI
5:30 PM Social Hour
6:15 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Program


  Oct2015
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"The Steam Railroading Institute and Famous Locomotive #1225"
Speaker: Bruce Kuffer, SRI Volunteer, Conductor & Guest Speaker
Program Chair: Mark Pope
Monday, Sept. 21, 2015
Holiday Inn, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI 48507
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

B2B
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back to the bricks "Back to the Bricks"
Best Buick or Chevrolet
Judging: SAE team to award plaque
Program Chair: Bill Owen
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Downtown Flint
B2B
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2014-2015 Events    
Edson

"USS Edson"
Presented on the deck of USS Edson
Speaker: Michael J. Kegley, President
Program Chair: Dale Stephan
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Onboard the USS Edson, Bay City, MI

Food available prior
1:00 PM Social Hour and Ship Tours
1:30 PM Program
2:30 PM Ship Tours

Edson
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Meeting Cancelled Due to Speaker's Schedule Conflict
Presentation Rescheduled to October 2015


"GM Infotainment"

Speaker: Matt G. Przybylski, GM Director of Infotainment, Global Telematics and Infotainment Engineering
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 27, 2015
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"Extreme Indoor Kart Racing" *** Event Cancelled ***

Speaker: You race! Not a presentation
Program Chair: Mark Pope
March 26, 2015
Extreme Indoor Kart Racing, 2259 W Vienna Rd, Clio, MI

Time to be announced
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"National Engineers Week Annual Banquet"
Collegiate Chapter Project Presentation Competition
Speaker: Collegiate Team Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
February 19, 2015
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

  2015 National Engineers Week Winners
dd "GM Customer Care & Aftersales"

Speaker: Charlie Hyndman, GM Vice President Global Aftersales, Supply Chain, Warehousing and Logistics
Program Chair: Mark Pope
November 18, 2014
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program
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Charlie Hyndman
"Keweenaw Copper, A Michigan Story"
Joint Meeting with ASM/AFS
Speaker: CHUCK EDWARDS
Program Chair: RON SEAMON
October 2, 2014
Zehnder's of Frankenmuth

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Factory Drag Racing: Mustang Cobra Jet Winning, Then and Now"

Speaker: Jesse Kershaw, Ford Racing
Program Chair: Bill Owen
September 29, 2014
Watson Engineering, 18703 Toledo Rd, Brownstown Township, Michigan

5:30 PM Social Hour
5:30 PM Tour & Buffet Dinner
7:00 PM Program

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** Event Cancelled **
-- To be rescheduled --

http://peoplefinder.gm.com/peoplefinder/photos/ta/ta77599.jpg?x=052036 "Advanced Propulsion & First Responders Needs"

Speaker: Todd Mackintosh, Technical Specialist, General Motors
Program Chair: Mark Pope
September 15, 2014
Holiday Inn Flint, 5353 Gateway Center, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"Back to the Bricks"


August 12-16, 2014
Flint, MI

Join Mid-Michigan SAE at Flint's Back to the Bricks http://backtothebricks.org/schedule/


Judging with award presentation on August 16th 2014

6:00 am - 5:00 pm 111 years of Buick party on Water St at the Durant-Dort Carriage Company building, all Buicks invited, DJ, food and drinks
6:00 am - 4:00 pm 5th Annual Corvette Reunion Car Show
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Car Show

 

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2013-2014 Events    
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"Locomotives, Wings, & Wheels Expo 2014"

This event was hosted by The Steam Railroading Institute. SAE was a guest exhibitor.
June 20-21, 2014
Owosso, MI

presented by The Steam Railroading Institute

http://michigansteamtrain.com/expo-2014/

 

feb

Event Photos PDF file

ddd "Young Engineers Race Night"

Win Prizes - $35 for Fastest Lap

Program Chair: Bernard Santavy
20-Mar-2014

7:00 PM Pizza
7:30 - 11:00 PM Racing


Extreme Indoor Kart Racing CLIO PLAZA,2259 Vienna Road,Clio, Michigan


 
"Collegiate Chapters"
Baja, Formula SAE, Super-MPG, Clean Snowmobiles, and FirstRobotics robot

Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Feb-14
Bavarian Inn Lodge, Frankenmuth, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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aaa "Corvette Racing"
Presented by the author and racing program manager
Speaker: Douglas Fehan
Program Chair: Mark Pope
18-Nov-13
Holiday Inn, Flint, MI

6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"BAE Systems - U.S. Combat Systems"
Presented by BAE Systems
Speaker:Mark Signorelli, Vice President and General Manager
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, Sept 16, 2013
BAE Systems, 34201 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI 48312
5:30 PM Sign in
6:00 PM Program start
8:00 PM Program end

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Tech Center News
Article from Tech Center News
2012-2013 Events    
"Premium V4 Powertrain"
& Lingenfelter Collection Tour

Speaker: Fritz Kayle,
Katech CEO and co-founder
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013

7819 Lochlin Drive,
Brighton, Mi
6:00 PM Social Hour
7:00 PM Dinner
8:00 PM Program

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"Falcon Supercar"
Speaker: Jeff Lemke
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
Holiday Inn

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STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Saginaw Valley Engineering Council, 2013 National Engineers Week Annual Banquet
Speakers: Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2013
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Mark Stielow Book "Pro-Touring Muscle Cars"
Speaker: Mark Stielow, book author
Program Chair: Mark Pope

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Holiday Inn
5353 Gateway Centre, Flint

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Steam Coffin Book Cover "Steam Coffin"
Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
Speaker: John Laurence Busch, author
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 8, 2012
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University

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Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
Congratulations to Tom Brown
Winner of the 2012 B2B Harlow Curtice Award
with his 1950 Buick Convertible!

AUGUST 18, 2012
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

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Chrysler Museum "A Look Inside The Original Ramchargers Drag Racing Team and Chrysler Museum Tour"
Speakers: Original Ramcharger Team Members
Program Chair: Tom Huppertz/Bill Owen
APRIL 30, 2012
Walter P. Chrysler Museum
1 Chrysler Dr, Auburn Hills

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GM Electric Vehicle "Human Interface for a GM Extended Range Electric Vehicle"
Speakers: Danielle Cory/Eugenie Abboud
Program Chair: Mark Pope
MARCH 19, 2012
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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STUDENT NIGHT "Student Chapter Presentations on SAE Projects"
Speakers Student Project Members
Program Chair: Mark Pope
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
Bavarian Inn Conference Center - Frankenmuth
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Biogas "Bio-Fuels Project"
Speaker: Anna Brynas, Swedish Biogas
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Campus Center, 4th Floor, Gold Room
Kettering University
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Dr. Jack Simon "A Materials Engineer in the White House - An Inside Look"
Speaker: Dr. Jack Simon
Program Chair: Susan Manyen/Mark Pope
OCTOBER 6, 2011
Zehnder's, Frankenmuth
AFS/SAE/ASM Joint Meeting

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GM Race Car "Overview Of Chevy Racing"
Speaker: Jim Campbell
Program Chair: Mark Pope
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
Room S128, Baker College Technology Center
Bristol Rd, Flint

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Harlow Curtice Trophy "Presentation Of Harlow Curtice Award"
AUGUST 20, 2011
Back To The Bricks
Downtown Flint, Michigan

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Lingenfelter Collection "The Building of Performance Vehicles"
Speaker: Mike Copeland
Program Chair: Mark Pope
APRIL 25, 2011
Lingenfelter Collection, Brighton, Mich

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wind turbine "Wind Turbine Project"
Speaker: Dr. David Benson , Kettering University
Program Chair: Mark Pope

NOVEMBER 1, 2010
Kettering University - Flint, MI
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plug "PHEV Charge Coupler and Cordset Practices"
Speaker: Gery Kissel
Program Chair: Mark Pope
OCTOBER 7, 2010
Zehnder's Frankenmuth - Frankenmuth, MI
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Fuel cell "Chevrolet Fuel Cell Vehicle"
Speaker: Carlos Franca , GM Manager of Propulsion Systems Lab
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
Baker College Technology Center - Bristol Rd, Flint
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Fuel cell "Tutorial on Plug-In Hybrids"
Speaker: Dr. James E. Gover
Program Chair: Mark Pope
April 20, 2009
Kettering University - Flint
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