Steel Spaceframe Jigging

Image by Alan Papalia

To accurately manufacture the steel-tube spaceframe component of our Formula SAE car I designed and manufactured a jigging system out of steel sheets. The jigging was designed such that the frame could be assembled inside the jigging, welded, and then normalized with an oxy-acetylene torch to reduce thermal stresses and warpage of the final weldment.

Alan Papalia
Alan Papalia
PhD Student | Autonomy | Robotics | Design

My interests include autonomous robotic systems and mechanical design