Dear SolidCAM team and partners,
Bloodhound SSC is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph (just over 1,600 kph). It has a slender body of approximately 14m length with two front wheels within the body and two rear wheels mounted externally within wheel fairings.
It weighs over 7 tons and the engines produce more than 135,000 horsepower - more than 6 times the power of all the Formula 1 cars on a starting grid put together!
The Car is a mix of car and aircraft technology, with the front half being a carbon fibre monocoque like a racing car and the back half being a metallic framework and panels like an aircraft.
A big part for this project was cut at the Nuclear AMRC in the UK, which use SolidCAM and iMachining, supplied by SolidCAM UK.
You see in this video, the cutting of this huge part cut using SolidCAM, mainly iMachining:
480 kg aluminum billet
89% metal removal
55 kg – finished part