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President

Phone: (734) ***-****  HQ Phone
Email: d***@***.com
Raetech Corporation
4750 Venture Drive Suite 100
Ann Arbor , Michigan 48108
United States

 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • UCLA
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Utah
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SAE Motorsports: Ansys assists DCX's racecar development
www.motorsportsengineering.sae.org, 30 July 2003 [cached]
"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.
RSP - History of the Club, Part I
rsp.pca.org, 30 July 2015 [cached]
David Finch
Raetech president David ...
www.cacosdart.com, 10 Nov 2010 [cached]
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
www.lnengineering.com, 19 Mar 2006 [cached]
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.
Vendors
www.lnengineering.com, 19 Mar 2006 [cached]
David Finch4750 Venture DriveSuite 100Ann Arbor, MI 48108734-665-2215
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