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    Backed by Branham: Queen's University Advances in 2019 Hyperloop Competition

    Posted by Troy Branham on May 8 ,2019

    As the visions of one famous billionaire and thousands of innovative engineering students move us closer to a future of high-speed underground transportation, WC Branham is excited to be along for the ride. Every year, Elon Musk's SpaceX invites teams of students to design and create a pod for his Hyperloop Pod Competition, and this year WC Branham sponsored 3 teams that have been invited to compete in California.

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    Ready for More: Branham Hopes to Back 6 Teams in 2019 Hyperloop Competition

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 7 ,2019

    For four years in a row, Elon Musk's SpaceX has invited high school and college students to design and create a pod for the Hyperloop Pod Competition. The pods designed by student engineers are expected to help the development of a new, faster, cheaper form of transportation, The Hyperloop. 

    Last year, we provided caliper brakes to the University of Michigan's team, Michigan Hyperloop. 

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    The SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition to Return Summer 2019

    Posted by Troy Branham on Sep 18 ,2018

    Only weeks after concluding its 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition, where WARR Hyperloop of Munich, Germany, hit a record 290 miles per hour with its pod, SpaceX released the rules for its next competition. SpaceX's 2019 Hyperloop Pod Competition is set to be even bigger and better than the three previous challenges, and we can't wait to see what these students create.

    Teams will not only aim to beat that 290 mpg record and successfully stop their pod for the new competition, but they'll have to do it with a few extra rules.

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    Hyperloop Recap: Michigan Hyperloop Reflects on Race Week

    Posted by Troy Branham on Aug 8 ,2018

    "Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” — Elon Musk, SpaceX Founder

    Persistence is exactly what 60 University of Michigan students are practicing after an unexpected turn of events at SpaceX's 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition.

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    Race Report: Michigan Hyperloop Prepares to Compete July 22

    Posted by Troy Branham on Jul 19 ,2018

    For approximately 60 University of Michigan students, this summer is unlike any other. As participants in Elon Musk's Hyperloop Pod Competition, the students worked tirelessly adjusting their team's pod design, testing controls and functions, and completing documentation after classes ended in the spring. Even full-time jobs and long distances couldn't stop them from fulfilling this project, goal, and dream.

    As they approached the July 22nd competition, we caught up with Stephanie Shantz, Michigan Hyperloop member, to learn what the team worked on this summer and how they're feeling about the big day. Here's what we learned.

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    Topics: Hyperloop

    Progress Report: Inside Michigan Hyperloop’s Pod Design

    Posted by Troy Branham on May 9 ,2018
    We've seen a lot of changes since 1903, including the introduction of the vacuum cleaner, air conditioning, frozen food, credit cards, video games, and the internet, to name a few. But you might be surprised to learn that no new forms of transportation have been invented since Dec. 17, 1903, when the Wright brothers created the first successful airplane.
    Pretty astonishing, right?
    But now, University of Michigan students have the opportunity to be a part of transportation history, thanks to Elon Musk’s recent innovation, The Hyperloop, and the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.
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    Topics: Hyperloop

    How WCB Is Supporting the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

    Posted by Troy Branham on Mar 28 ,2018

    From PayPal to Tesla, space exploration to solar power, Elon Musk's ideas and innovations transform just about every industry he touches. Now, W.C. Branham is excited to help participate in Musk's next big idea, helping a team competing in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition.

    In the fall, three Big Ten universities approached us with interest in our braking systems. Each team was participating in the Hyperloop Competition. Michigan Hyperloop, from the University of Michigan, was selected to race their pod this summer.

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    Topics: Hydraulic Brakes, Hyperloop

    How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Concept is Inspiring College Level Innovation

    Posted by Troy Branham on Feb 21 ,2018

    Elon Musk is known around the world for his innovative creations such as Tesla Inc., Neuralink,OpenAI, SpaceX, and The Boring Company among others. And his latest invention is just as cutting edge as the rest.

    The SpaceX Hyperloop is Musk's answer to slow, expensive, problematic forms of ground transportation between busy cities. The Hyperloop will be a newer, faster, safer, less expensive and more convenient form of transportation between high traffic cities less than 900 miles apart.

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    Topics: Insider, Hyperloop