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

..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...

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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.

<link http: 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.

<link http: nuclear bloodhound-diffuser>

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

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Part details:

480 kg aluminum billet


89% metal removal


55 kg – finished part


Best Regards,

Emil Somekh

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