SAE-A offers a wide range of exciting and informative events, like social networking in a technical environment, conferences, awards, formal training and more. All SAE-A events are geared towards engineering professionals and young engineers; aiming to develop careers, share information and connect industries.

    • 03 Apr 2017
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • 36 Viking Drive, Wacol, 4076, QLD

    Every Mack truck, custom built for the Australian and New Zealand market, comes to life at the Australian production facility in Wacol, QLD. 

    Join SAE-A as we take you on a tour of the world-class facility and Australia’s largest heavy duty truck production plant. The plant has a staggering annual maximum capacity of 3,000 trucks! 

    Located west of Brisbane, the 7.4 hectare plant has complete chassis, cab and final assembly lines, an offline rolling road testing facility, a dedicated training school and much more. 

    The Wacol plant prides itself on its highly progressive manufacturing practices, with lean manufacturing and an Operational Management System at the core of its operation. The facility is also highly invested in a proactive approach to environmental care, safety and quality. Energy use and wastage have both been reduced in recent years.

    Note: Children below the age of 16 are not permitted in the factory.

    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
    • Australian Automotive Aftermarket Expo - Clarendon Room, Level 5, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

    Presented by: Phil Dunn

    Phil Dunn started working as a mechanic in the 1960s, run and owned his own automotive workshop, completed an engineering course and graduated as a professional engineer, and has worked in this area of automotive engineering both as a consultant and for Holden over this 35 year period. There are few better experts in Australia that could facilitate this course.

    Benefits to Attendees:

    Civil court action is proceeding against a large number of businesses in the service and repair industry and these actions are occurring right now.

    However, the SAE-A is able to provide a brief introduction to the processes involved in minimising or eliminating the risk of these actions being bought against service and repair businesses. The seminar will involve the importance of work orders and customer contracts, an in depth analysis of case studies that the seminar facilitator has been involved with, and an understanding of the legal sequence of events involved with such cases.

    Style of Presentation:

    The presentation will be informal and is heavily focused on case studies and using real situations. The discussion will be interactive, and participants are encouraged to ask questions to ensure that everybody leaves with an understanding of the basic principles.

    Directions to the Clarendon Room at the Expo:

    The best way to access this room is:
    - Park under the Exhibition Centre which is off Normanby Road, park between door 1 and 4
    - Walk up the steps, turn right and keep walking until you see a customer service desk on your right hand side. Behind the customer service desk there is lift to take you to Level 5.


    If you enter via Clarendon Street  the customer services desk is on your left hand side, the lift is located behind the desk, take this up to level 5. 

    • 19 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Carbon Revolution, Geelong Technology Precinct, 75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds 3216, Australia

    Gain an insight into the company, the processes, and the technology behind composite wheels with SAE-A's guided tour and presentation of the groundbreaking, Carbon Revolution.

    Carbon Revolution is a privately-owned Australian company. Its origins are in advanced materials R&D and vehicle engineering within world-leading technology organisations. 

    The company emerged from an independent R&D program providing technology mentoring to university teams involved in Formula SAE campaigns. The first composite wheels developed by the founders appeared in 2004 on Formula SAE vehicles competing in this global competition.

    Content Includes: 

    - Raw Material
    - Fabrication
    - Infusion
    - Quality
    - Thermal Barrier Coating
    - Testing


    6:45pm - 7:00pm: Tea, coffee, registration and networking
    7:00pm - 8:00pm: Presentation & tour
    8:00pm - 8:30pm: Supper served
    8:30pm - 9:30pm: Presentation, tour & opportunity for questions

    Only limited to 25 spots so register now and don't miss out!

    • 25 Apr 2017
    • 5:45 PM - 9:00 PM
    • SAE-A Office, Unit 30/3 Westside Avenue, Port Melbourne, 3207
    • 75

    If you've ever wondered about the things you can and can't do when modifying your vehicle, and how to find out if they're legal or not, then this is the seminar is for you.

    It will provide you with the opportunity to get an insight into  the laws, rules, processes and standards that are applied to make your modified vehicle compliant with VicRoads standards. 

    Presented by Engineers with endorsements in the Vehicle Authorised Signatory Scheme (VASS), this seminar appeals to all with an interest in modifying vehicles whether they're a hot rod, import, motorcycle or custom vehicle. 

    You will receive presentation slides and all relevant links prior to the seminar.

    Content Includes: 

    - Building  your  own  trailer.
    - Electric  vehicle  conversions.
    - 4WD mods.
    - Individually constructed vehicles (ICV).
    - Brakes, transmissions, engines and much more.


    5:45pm - 6:00pm: Tea, coffee, registration and networking.
    6:00pm - 7:00pm: Presentation.
    7:00pm - 7:30pm: Supper served.
    7:30pm - 8:30pm: Presentation.
    8:30pm - 9:00pm: Opportunity for questions.

    • 07 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 AM
    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Calder Park Raceway, Calder Park 3037, Victoria, Australia




    Another year of exciting global student motorsport makes its way around the world and lands in Melbourne again this December, for the premier event in the Australasian Region, Formula SAE-A 2017.

    To qualify, you must be representing a University or TAFE, and have a team made up of students from that Institution.

    By registering you are not committing to making any payment, so feel free to register your team, and indicate the likelihood of your team attending in the form.

    In order to participate in the competition, you must make payment prior to your team's relevant payment period closure.

    For any enquiries, please contact SAE-A on (03) 9676 9568 or email greg@sae-a.com.au

    For more information download the 2017 Formula SAE-A Registration Information Package

To see the types of events we run at SAE-A, check out a list of our past events here

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