WDS has an impressive pedigree, as well as a 60 year heritage. Specialising in the manufacture and distribution of Standard Parts, Machine Accessories and Workholding components, the company is a market leader in its field.
With more than 15,000 products in stock, no minimum order quantity and next day delivery in most cases, WDS has a loyal following of customers both large and small across many markets.
WDS can also offer in-house technical expertise and is always happy to give advice on individual project specifications. Free 3D CAD downloads are available online at www.wdsltd.co.uk for every product taking the headache out of design and product specification. Indeed, WDS also offers a ‘Customer Specials’ facility where products can be manufactured to fulfil bespoke requirements.
Having previously supported the Thrust SSC venture, WDS was keen to get involved in this cutting edge project once again. The company agreed to supply the project with some vital components. Bespoke-built angle plates were manufactured for use as assembly jigs for the front and rear suspension to ensure that the vehicle was put together with absolute precision.
WDS already manufacture precision components which are used in the aerospace industry as well as by many Formula 1 teams. Accuracy was extremely important throughout this project as the angle plates act as a datum point for the chassis build. Cast iron was used to create the angle plates because stability was key. WDS controlled all of the casting and machining process, meaning that it could ensure that the very high standards required were guaranteed.
Watch the video below to see how WDS made an angle plate to ensure BLOODHOUND SSC is built to extreme accuracy!