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Protocase Returns as Sponsor for 2018 University Rover Challenge

posted Oct 30, 2017, 3:44 AM by Kevin Sloan
The Mars Society is proud to welcome Protocase back as a major sponsor of the world-renowned University Rover Challenge!
More than 12,000 engineers and designers in science and innovation around the world depend on Protocase for custom-manufacturing electronic enclosures, sheet metal parts, machined parts and components in two to three days, with no minimum orders.
Instead of using critical design time and effort taking off-the-shelf enclosures, parts and components and modifying them fit your Mars Rover design, all teams registered in the 2018 University Rover Challenge can harness Protocase's state-of-the-art manufacturing to have exactly what they need custom fabricated.
URC2018 Protocase Sponsorship
The Protocase Sponsorship will be similar to the sponsorship offered in previous years:
  • Each URC team will receive $2,000 (USD) credit towards custom parts manufactured by Protocase for its Mars rover. 
  • Note: This $2,000 (USD) credit will NOT count towards a team's $17,500 rover budget limit (the URC Director has made the first $2,000 in sponsorship from Protocase an exception from the budget limit as outlined by Section 1.j.iii of the URC2018 Rules).
  • All teams will receive 50% discount on all custom parts manufactured beyond the $2,000 (USD) credit.
 Check out The Journey of the University Rover Challenge, which documents the experience of URC teams who worked with Protocase.
How Teams Can Work With Protocase
Once a team is registered for the 2018 University Rover Challenge, a Protocase account manager will reach out to the team leader to make introductions and confirm contact information.
Protocase (as well as other presenting sponsors) will be holding a webinar series in early 2018. This webinar is an important step for all teams, as it will feature an overview of Protocase's manufacturing processes and important design guidelines for sheet metal fabrication and CNC machining. There will be an opportunity to ask questions as well.
Details on the webinar will be shared with all registered teams by URC staff within a few weeks.