Sit-Ski: HVM Catapult Technology Demonstrator
The NCC, in collaboration with HVM Catapult centre partners, developed the Sit-Ski, a device designed for disabled skiers. The NCC Design team played a pivotal role in the development of the Sit-Ski; providing overall technical authority to the award-winning project as well as designing, fabricating, assembling and testing a significant proportion of the primary structural elements.
One of the key successes from using a combination of experience with the right software products was the ability to carry out an entirely virtual assessment of performance and structural reliability before a single tool or component was manufactured. The whole process from concept to manufactured assembly took less than three months and would not have been possible without the help of the virtual design tools.