Once of the most critical components of the BLOODHOUND SSC is the 3D-printed tip
The Renishaw AM250 is a manufacturing-grade laser melting machine for robust 3D prints
Science Minister David Willetts, who opened the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre, was presented with a special commemorative plaque containing a prototype nose tip
The BLOODHOUND SSC hopes to reach speeds of more than 1,000 mph (1,610 km/h) in 2015 with its 3D-printed nose tip
The prototype nose tip was printed from powdered titanium
The Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) team from the UK is continuing its journey towards claiming the world land speed record. After testing its rocket engine last year, the team has turned to 3D printing technology for another critical part of the high speed vehicle – a tip that, if all goes well, will be the first part of the car to break through the 1,000 mph (1,610 km/h) mark in 2015.
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