What is Project H.F.M.?
     Project Hot Flying Metal is a collaboration between the CSULB student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) as well as seniors from the CSULB Industrial Design Program. CSULB SAE is a student run organization that works with their community to promote competitive development on and off of campus as part of the Associated Engineering Student Body at CSU Long Beach. Their current goal is to engineer the chassis, engine, and overall mechanics of two race cars from scratch for enttry in SAE competitions during summer 2012. A formula style car will be entered in the Formula SAE competition and an off-road baja style car for entry in the Baja SAE competition. Both competitions take place in June shortly after the end of the Spring semester.

Role of Industrial Design Seniors:
       The CSULB Industrial Design Class of 2012 will be focusing on creating the exterior body and ergonomics of Both the SAE Formula One and Baja Style Cars. The process used by the Design Seniors will include sketching, rendering, creating 2D and 3D CAD models, fabricating, finishing, and applying graphics to the final exterior design. 
       The ID class, consisting of 20 students and faculty instructor Max Beach, will be aiming on executing designs relevant to the CSULB community. This will be done in correspondence to creating car exteriors and ergonomics that evoke both the emotional climate of the SAE competition while allowing for the comfort of the drivers.