Our event on the Bloodhound on Monday was a big success with students from several universities and professionals attending.
In two and a half hours, we got an insight of the Bloodhound, the manufacturing process of the fastest wheels on the planet, as well as the car's jet engine, the EJ200.
We would like to thank John Mason from Rolls-Royce in Bristol and Roy Yuile from Castle Precision Engineering here in Glasgow for attending the event and giving two very interesting presentations. Thanks to our co-organisers, the Young Members' Panel of the IMechE and the University of Glasgow, we were able to deliver an event on cutting edge engineering and one the UK's biggest engineering challenges which was highly attended.
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Members and leaders across five teams came together last week to assess progress up to the end of 2015 and get updates for the strategic planning leading to the completion of the X-Plorer.
Following the board's news, each team gave a presentation to the club, enabling everyone to get an in-depth look into other teams' work and current standing. The presentations were part of our continuous work towards bringing people from different backgrounds together and showing the bigger picture of what we are working on.
The meeting followed the publication of interim satisfaction levels, where 94% of the members said that they are very glad to be part of JetX and 88% have found the project to be a good chance to develop their personal and professional skills.
We are also very happy to welcome two new sponsors, the Dutch Formfutura and Plastic2Print who are supplying us with 3D printing supplies.
Rolls-Royce will be represented at our upcoming event for the Bloodhound project on the 25th of January.
We will find out more for the EJ200, the engine used up until now for the Eurofighter Typhoon only. The EJ200 is the main engine of the Bloodhound, which will be supplemented by a hybrid rocket engine to push the car beyond 1000mph.
As it has already been confirmed, engineers from Castle Precision Engineering will give us a presentation on the design and manufacture of the fastest wheels on the planet!
Registration is still open at jet-x.org/events.
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