QMT News: December 2014
Editorial comment: Winter sunshine

Welcome to the December issue of QMT. As winter draws in and the sun sets earlier and earlier, I hope that we will be able to bring you some worthwhile reading for the dark nights.

This issue seems to have developed a bit of a high speed theme, with two stories on world record attempts. Firstly, we look at how Manchester Metrology is helping the Quicksilver project in its quest to break the world water speed record. The record has not been broken for over 36 years, when Australian Ken Warby reached 317.6mph and UK Challenger Nigel McKnight aims to snatch it back.

We also have a feature on one of the development tests for the BLOODHOUND record chasing car. Micro-Epsilon supplied sensors and cameras to find out what happens when the wheels spin at 1,100mph. Our final high speed article looks at one of Europe’s leading student racing teams.

All this is complemented by the usual mix of thrills, spills and practical features. I hope that you enjoy reading it.

Andy Sandford
Editor QMT
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