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The Goat's Head and more

Friday, 23 May, 2014

Let me tell you about the goat’s head that’s worth more than a garage full of your favourite supercars….

This particular ‘goat’s head’ is actually the hardest working, land-based vehicle suspension component in human history!

As a team we have a good or bad habit (depending on your viewpoint) of giving key assemblies for Bloodhound SSC nicknames.

BLOODHOUND's Front Suspension sub-assembly

Wednesday, 7 May, 2014 - 15:37

Otherwise known as the ‘goats head’. This is made up of four huge five-axis machinings that are made from 7075 forgings (7075 being the specific alloy and forged parts being used for greatest strength and therefore control of residual stresses). We spent many weeks searching for these and in the end thyssenkrupp Materials came up trumps, finding what we needed in just the right size! This was great news as a bespoke mill run for this material could easily have added six months to the project. The team at the AMRC in Sheffield have machined these parts on two new CNC machines and done a simply stunning job.