AirBench Sponsors Bloodhound SSC

Great British Engineering supporting Great British Engineering.
AirBench Ltd are proud to announce our sponsorship of Bloodhound SSC – the car which will break the 1000mph barrier and smash the current land speed record.
We will be providing downdraught benches and associated equipment to the team for the duration of the project.

“We became involved in the project due to the extensive use of carbon fibre in the construction of the car – leading to an ongoing requirement for highly effective dust extraction.”, said AirBench Ltd MD Simon Cook.

“The project is a fantastic opportunity to promote British industry and a great boost for engineering education throughout the country. With our extensive background supporting F1 teams during their composite manufacturing processes, Bloodhound is a natural progression for AirBench Ltd”

Bloodhound SSC will be using AirBench FN189784H, a heavy duty downdraught bench designed for capture of carbon fibre dusts. AirBench Ltd currently supply downdraught benches to every UK-based F1 team, along with a huge range of other race teams and automotive suppliers.

The project not only aims to develop the fastest car ever built; there is a huge educational component, with schools across the country engaged on every level – so the legacy from this project will endure for many years as new generations of engineers are inspired by their exposure to such an impressive development.

For more information, visit www.airbench.com/bloodhound, or contact AirBench on 44 (0) 1206 791191.