"nanoMAG" is a Magnesium alloy with a high strength to weight ratio, high fatigue strength, high impact energy, and enhanced damping and noise reduction. CPM has partnered with the makers of nanoMAG and Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis in an attempt to develop alpine skis and composite hockey sticks with increased vibration damping properties when compared to current industry leaders. The alpine ski team is currently in the late prototype phase and the hockey blade team is in the early prototype phase. In addition to developing and testing new products, the team is looking at market feasibility.
Hockey Blade Team Lead - Jason VanDoornik
Jason is a senior mechanical engineering student in his third year on the nanoMAG blade team. He enjoys hands on lab work and is excited to further apply his education in a practical setting manufacturing carbon fiber parts through resin transfer molding for CPM. Upon graduation in May 2018, Jason will attend Naval OCS and eventually operate submarine nuclear reactors.
Alpine Ski Team Lead - Max Casler
Max has been the Alpine Ski Team Lead since the Fall of 2016 and a member of the team since the Spring of 2016. In addition to working with CPM, He has held internships and co-ops with the Greenheck Fan Corporation, Bay Motor Products, and Britten Studios as well as co-founded an aerial photography business. He is also an involved member in Michigan Tech's Men's Lacrosse Team and an avid skier.