SILVERSTONE PARK'S WORLD CLASS SPECIALIST ENGINEERING FACILITIES
Silverstone Park is home to a growing number of world class specialist engineering facilities.
These are a real feather in the cap for the many high-tech SMEs and start-up businesses located in the surrounding Silverstone Technology Cluster region.
These facilities support SMEs by offering them much greater access to state-of-the-art equipment.
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Applus+ 3C Test
3C Test is a globally leading name in the testing of both consumer and non-consumer goods for electrical interference.
Many major brands, particularly from across Europe, in industry sectors such as automotive, defence, space, aerospace, marine and white goods put new products through their paces inside 3C Test’s space-age anechoic chambers.
Digital Manufacturing Centre
The Digital Manufacturing Centre (DMC) is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced engineering and manufacturing solutions.
Harnessing next-generation connected and automated manufacturing systems, alongside a team of highly skilled engineers, the DMC helps companies operating at the forefront of their industries to solve complex engineering problems.
Leveraging the latest metal and polymer additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, the DMC designs and manufactures parts for the UK’s space, aerospace, defence, motorsport, automotive, medical, marine, renewable energy, industrial and O&G sectors.
Completely unique in the marketplace, the DMC’s establishment comes at a critical time for the UK’s post-Brexit, post-COVID supply chain. Located at Silverstone Park, the 20,000 sq ft facility has been developed with the support of a number of industry-leading technical partners.
Hexagon Metrology Facility
Silverstone Park is home to the innovative Metrology Facility operated by Hexagon – the UK’s only dedicated sub-contract inspection metrology facility.
It’s a real feather in the cap for the many high-tech SMEs and start-up businesses located in the surrounding region (the Silverstone Technology Cluster).
The Facility predominantly supports SMEs by offering them much greater access to state-of-the-art precision measuring machinery, as well as training.
Equipment, such as Hexagon’s Global S co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs), can help these innovative and ambitious companies to inspect prototype componentry or end products to within 1.3 microns (one micron being the equivalent to 1,000th of a millimetre).
This can be across various industry sectors, including aerospace, defence, electronics, energy, medical devices, motorsport, orthopaedics and space exploration.
The Facility is managed by the Manufacturing Intelligence division of Hexagon – the world leader in the science of metrology and a technical partner to the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
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Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub
Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub (SSEH) is a pioneering sports engineering facility, providing the tools and environment for innovation in sport.
It offers impartial and confidential test services and customers range from elite athletes and cycling teams to cycling product manufacturers.
Facilities include a Sports Performance Wind Tunnel (SPWT) and Fabric Wind Tunnel (FWT).
State of the art equipment allows athletes at the top of their game to find marginal aerodynamic gains, which can prove the difference between winning and losing.
The Wind Tunnel is primarily used for cycle testing, but it can also conduct tests for winter sports such as skiing and skeleton bobsleigh. Features such as a powered roller and athlete outline capture make the Wind Tunnel one of the most specialised in the world.
To date, one of SSEH’s biggest accomplishments has been the creation of a sliding sports track. Its purpose is to recreate realistic conditions for the testing of winter sliding sports.