Bloodhound chief engineer to speak at Industry 4.0 Summit

12 February 2020

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Bloodhound chief engineer to speak at Industry 4.0 SummitIndustry 4.0 Summit & Expo, the UK’s premier event for digital technologies in manufacturing, announces that Mark Chapman joins the impressive speaker lineup at the Summit. Mr Chapman is Chief Engineer and Engineering Director for the Bloodhound Land Speed Record project, aiming to push the existing record to over 800mph using a combination of a jet engine from Eurofighter Typhoon and a mono propellant rocket system. The event takes place 31 March–1 April at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The aim of the project is to inspire a generation through a STEM engagement programme, but, beyond that, is unusual in actively seeking out emerging and disruptive technologies to showcase on a global scale, not only in design and manufacturing but throughout the fields of electrification, communications and the digital space.

His career has been based within R&D sector, with a background of novel projects primarily in Aerospace and Defence. Prior to starting on Bloodhound, he was part of the design and development team for the F35B, the STOVL variant of the Joint Strike Fighter, and has consulted on a number of projects ranging from space launch and hypersonic flight through to autonomous vehicles and infrastructure.

Marketing Director, Jane Lees adds: “We’re delighted that Mark is going to join us on 31 March. It’s an inspirational project which has required engineers to think in new ways and manufacturers to develop novel production and testing methods. We look forward to hearing how industry 4.0 has impacted the project.”

Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo attracts 1000s of attendees across the UK manufacturing spectrum, keen for knowledge and to learn about the latest smart thinking & technologies shaping the 4th industrial revolution.

Registration is open for Industry 4.0 Summit & Expo 2020 and there’s an Early Bird ticket offer until 7th March. For more information and to register, visit the event website

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