Huge aluminum part cut with SolidCAM, mainly with iMachining..


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..aluminum part for Bloodhound SSC, which is a jet and rocket powered car designed to go at 1,000 mph and is a mix of car and aircraft technology...

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.

http://www.bloodhoundssc.com/project/car


A big part for this project was cut at the Nuclear AMRC in the UK, which use SolidCAM and iMachining, supplied by SolidCAM UK.

http://namrc.co.uk/nuclear/bloodhound-diffuser/


You see in this video, the cutting of this huge part cut using SolidCAM, mainly iMachining:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcrBwS0zexY


Part details:

480 kg aluminum billet

 

89% metal removal

 

55 kg – finished part

 

Best Regards,

Emil Somekh

www.solidcam.com