Renishaw promotes development 3D to the press – the project of the supersonic Bloodhound
The British supersonic Bloodhound car is urged to surpass a world record of the fastest car on a planet, and this moment belonging to the British supersonic Thrust car, with a separation for 33 % at 1,61 km/h. Its forward part differs nothing from other cars. That is why the Bloodhound team addressed to the British manufacturing firm Renishaw.
Renishaw joins team in what already consist Engineering institute of Swansea Institute, the engineering companies Hampson Industries and Cosworth, the verifier of rockets Daniel Dzhab, is also involved more? 15 million investments. The contribution of production company consists in production of the model for 3D a printing tip from a forward part of SSC. Way of fusion of the granulated titan by means of their AM250 Renishaw device in a condition to make structure which is partially hollow that allows to reduce resistance.
The leading engineer of Bloodhound who is responsible for materials, process and technologies, Den Jones considers a possible contribution 3D the press in the project:
«We consider that key advantage of use of technologies of additive production of a tip to a forward part of the car – possibility to make hollow, but very rigid titanic structure, also to vary thickness of a tip that will allow to minimize its weight. To make this component traditional methods inexpressibly hard, at all this it should to make concessions in design, also the quantity of a waste of expensive and rare material would increase for 95 %».
According to Wikipedia if the team can achieve success in development of the three-impellent car, then, «as the car can be accelerated from 0 до1,61 by km/h in 42 seconds», Andy Green, the driver of this car, also Thrust SSC, «will be under pressure about 2,5 g (in two and a half times more than a weight of his body), and blood will instantly flow to it in the head».
The Bloodhound project is aimed at increase of interest to STEM to education of students across all Great Britain and South Africa where will pass test run of the car. Though what educational institution from these 2 countries can address to members of team of Bloodhound SSC that those held educational presentations for the pupils, also everyone has possibility to download a set of free materials for an educational program, having used their supersonic car as a way to awaken interest of students to a science and equipment.
At official opening of the Technical Center Bloodhound in Bristol where assembly of the supersonic car, the British minister of affairs of institutes and a science was carried out, venerable deputy David Uillets, declared, what as support of a scientific branch of the project of Council of Engineering and research works in the field of physics (EPSRC) the grandee in the size will allocate? 1 million. Уиллетс received the certificate of honor, also the model of a printing tip from Renishaw for memory of an event.
Look at press video advertizing 3D from Bloodhound on TV: