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Raetech Corporation

4750 Venture Dr, STE 100

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108

United States

Company Description

The RAETECH Corporation is a privately owned corporation based in Ann Arbor, Michigan USA. Since its inception, in 1984, RAETECH has been providing the automotive industry with innovative and effective engineering solutions. RAETECH is continually expandi ... more

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Employment History

Consultant

David A Finch

Project Engineer

concept analysis

Markenting and Project Engineer

Modern Engineering

Affiliations

Board Member
Porsche Club of America Inc

Education

UCLA

University of Michigan

University of Utah

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WebTech Analytics Testimonials – WebTech Analytics,Cindi Rabkin,Dan Schulte

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David A. Finch President Raetech Corp.


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Raetech president David Finch said his staff of eight to 10 engineers worked part-time on the project over the last year.


Winner's Circle

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Builder Bio: David Finch, Raetech

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David Finch and his Raetech crew really prepared the car well for me this week and it was just great.The Kirby family and all the Raetech people are here so I did feel some pressure to perform."
To learn more about David Finch and his Raetech crew, please visit http://www.raetech.com.To read more about his win, visit http://www.scca.com/News/News.asp?Ref=452.


SAE Motorsports: Ansys assists DCX's racecar development

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"We had the right people in place to support DaimlerChrysler's return, but we knew that the demands of such a task would require more efficient software tools and a streamlined process," said RAETECH's owner David Finch.

The RAETECH team realized that its best opportunity for streamlining was to find analysis software that would work with various CAD software without requiring time-consuming data transfers.After conducting a search of engineering software, RAETECH chose Ansys software developed by Ansys, Inc."Ansys allows us to bring design data from many sources into an integrated environment.The time saved transferring information is time then devoted to optimizing the designs," said Finch.
Competing in a heavily engineered and mechanically demanding sport requires NASCAR teams to explore every inch of their automobiles, often looking to make minute changes that could provide an advantage to push them ahead of their competition."One of the methods to support [DaimlerChrysler's] goals (of a successful return to racing) was to utilize modern engineering technology to create solutions that would support its race teams," said Finch.The engineering team at RAETECH develops vehicle structure, suspension, and performance solutions in support of DaimlerChrysler and its Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series teams.
RAETECH engineers create and acquire racecar design data generated through a combination of CATIA, SolidWorks (both developed by Dassault Systemes), and Unigraphics (developed by Electronic Data Systems Corp.). Using the structural analyses capabilities of Ansys and its ICEM CFD pre- and post-processing solution, they bring various CAD models into Ansys seamlessly.The software decreases time spent on CAD data translations, increases analyses functionality, and eliminates the need for additional analysis software."Through the use of vehicle simulations, we are able to predict how the racecar will perform on every turn of the race track and make design decisions thanks in part to Ansys," said Finch.


In the Winner Circle: RAETECH Corporation Streamlines Engineering Process, Saves Time

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David Finch, the company's owner, is a five-time national champion racecar driver and he accomplished that feat in a car that his company developed in a partnership with Porsche.RAETECH, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A., has been providing the automotive and racing industries with innovations and engineering solutions for more than eighteen years.

When looking to return and compete in the NASCAR racing circuit, DaimlerChrysler called on RAETECH."We had been working with DaimlerChrysler on other racing initiatives since 1995, so it was a natural evolution for our team to run with the NASCAR projects," said David Finch."We had the right people in place to support DaimlerChrysler's return, but we knew that the demands of such a task would require more efficient software tools and a streamlined process."
The RAETECH team quickly realized that their best opportunity for streamlining was to find analysis software that would work with various CAD software without requiring time consuming data transfers.After conducting a search of engineering software, RAETECH chose ANSYS software developed by ANSYS, Inc. of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. "ANSYS allows us to bring design data from many sources into an integrated environment.The time saved transferring information is time then devoted to optimizing the designs," said Finch.
Challenge:Competing in a heavily engineered and mechanically demanding sport requires NASCAR teams to explore every inch of their automobiles, often looking to make minute changes that could provide an advantage to push them ahead of their competition.The difference in lap times from pole position (first) to the back of the field can often be less than 0.3 of one percent.For this reason, much of the work is kept very secretive."When DaimlerChrysler made the decision to enter the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series with an anticipated return to Winston Cup Racing, they had two goals, to win both," said Finch."One of the methods to support their goals was to utilize modern engineering technology to create solutions that would support the race teams.That's where we come in." The engineering team at RAETECH develops vehicle structure, suspension and performance solutions in support of DaimlerChrysler and its Winston Cup and Craftsman Truck Series teams.
Solution:RAETECH engineers create and acquire racecar design data generated through a combination of CATIA, SolidWorks (both developed by Dassault Systems) and Unigraphics (developed by Electronic Data Systems Corp.). Using the structural analyses capabilities of ANSYS and its ICEM CFD pre- and post-processing solution, they bring various CAD models into ANSYS seamlessly."Through the use of vehicle simulations, we are able to predict how the racecar will perform on every turn of the race track and make design decisions thanks in part to ANSYS," said Finch.
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"This demanding pace to prepare and improve from week to week is just our small piece of the puzzle that leads up to race day," said Finch.
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"It is an incredible feeling to be involved with so many exceptional race teams that are a part of Dodge racing," said Finch.

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