SP team sets new Guinness World Record

14 Aug 2019

Article featured SP mechanical and aeronautical engineering lecturer Mr Leong Ying Wei and SP alumni Teo Shao Zun and Phua Shin Zert, who are part of a team to recently set a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed achieved by a ping pong ball. They fired a ping pong ball at 833.33m/s or 2.43 times the speed of sound, beating the speed of 806m/s previously set by a US father-son team. The record stemmed from the students' final-year project in collaboration with a local defence industry partner. The team hopes the device will become a widely adopted method for high acceleration mechanical shock testing in the near future. Both Shao Zun and Shin Zert, who are now pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering at NUS and NTU respectively, also shared about their passion for engineering. [The New Paper, Online]

TNP_SP team sets new guinness world record

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