3-D Printed Engine Parts Withstand Hot Fire Tests

Rocket engine parts made by 3-D manufacturing in copper alloy undergo hot-fire testing

Rocket engine parts made by 3-D manufacturing in copper alloy undergo hot-fire testing at NASA Glenn with Aerojet Rocketdyne.
Image Credit: NASA

Today’s innovations in science and technology are being driven by new capabilities in additive manufacturing.  Also known as 3-D printing, this approach is changing the speed, cost and flexibility of designing and building future machines for space and earth applications.

NASA’s Game Changing Development Program in the Space Technology and Mission Directorate has been actively funding research in 3-D printing and co-funded a recent groundbreaking test series with Aerojet Rocketdyne (AR) at NASA’s Glenn Research Center.

Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/content/3-d-printed-engine-parts-withstand-hot-fire-tests/index.html

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