3D Printed 1,000MPH Supercar!

3D printing will be used to partially design the precise titanium nosetip of a British rocket supercar that should be completed in 2015 that is expected to break the 1,000mph land speed record. For many years, some British racers and engineers have had a passion to produce some of the world’s fastest cars. Malcolm Campbell and his son were well known British speed pioneers who eventually raced a version of their Blue Bird in excess of 300mph.  But, the Bloodhound SSC should top this speed by more than three times. The previous world record of 763mph was set in 1997. The titanium components are needed to survive the stress of the 1,000mph run, which would cause most steel vehicles to break apart or to be too heavy. Titanium is very lightweight, yet has great strength. If this supercar is successful, then it may revolutionize the use of more 3D printing to produce high quality precise parts in both racing and production automobiles. 

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