4 Nov 2022

Ready, Set, Go for Cambridge Mechatronics

Stepping away from dedicated work for one evening, around half of CML’s UK-based colleagues lit up the track at Red Lodge Karting for a battle of endurance racing with plenty of thrills and spins.

The team social was hosted by Red Lodge Karting and involved 12 teams racing for a total of 2 hours, around a 700m (rather slippery) track. Teams were broken down into groups of four, with individual teams deciding on their fastest drivers in the qualifying stages and monitoring their own driver change throughout the circuit.

Wet conditions certainly made for some interesting moments, with several teams spinning out into the protective tire barriers. The karts themselves were capable of up to 55mph and competition certainly heated up when the race came down to the final 10 minutes.

The top 3 teams were:

1) Chris Avery, Ali Imtiaz, Vinoth Manivannan, and George Bountoulas (Firmware Team)

2) James Darby, Max P-W, Sam Armstrong, and Adam South (Mechanics Team #1)

3) David Ooi, Andrew Lam, Nick Heijne, and Alex Johnson (Mechanics Team #2)

The award for the fastest lap goes the Electronics Team, with a time of 49.1 seconds!

Across the globe, some of our Greater China team also hit the track back in early October, although in much warmer and dryer conditions.

Shanghai Social

About CML: Cambridge Mechatronics Limited (CML) is a world-leading developer of mechanical, optical, electrical, silicon and software designs for system level solutions using its Shape Memory Alloy (SMA) platform technology. Solutions such as actuators based on SMA wire (which is as thin as a human hair) can be controlled to the accuracy of the wavelength of light. These actuators are particularly suited to applications that require high levels of precision and force, in a compact and lightweight design.

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