This is the second year PTG has been able to support Harding University’s Bison Baja team with a titanium donation. We are pleased to share some of their feedback on the benefits of titanium within their vehicle, and their team’s placement in the 2021 competition.
Harding University Bison Baja would like to thank Performance Titanium Group for sponsoring us this year in the SAE Baja 2021 competition, in which we placed 1st in endurance and 4th overall at Baja SAE Arizona 2021. With the use of 6AL-4V titanium provided by PTG, we were able to manufacture many components for our vehicle this year including transfer case shafts, steering rack, toe links, braking components, and a differential spool. Despite the increase in weight of our vehicle due to the addition of a four-wheel drive system, manufacturing titanium components allowed us to reduce weight in a variety of areas around the vehicle. The titanium also increased the strength of components as opposed to using other materials such as steel or aluminum. This provided greater reliability and fatigue resistance of components, lending to our success this season. We are incredibly grateful for the support of PTG and are excited to continue diving into the potential of using titanium for other components in future vehicles.
-Alberto Quintero of Harding University Bison Baja