Rocket Lab Successfully Launches First Mission for NASA

Rocket Lab’s year has been bookended nicely with successful launches. The startup, which uses 3D printing for its rockets’ primary components, including the engine, launched its second rocket and reached…

World’s First 3D Printed Titanium Internal Combustion Engine Features in Student Team’s Shell Eco-marathon Car

The Shell Eco-marathon, which holds competitions each year in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, invites innovative students from around the world to compete by developing the most energy-efficient cars they…

GE Aviation Successfully Tests 3D Printed ATP Engine

Last year, GE Aviation announced that it would be undertaking quite a project. The company would be building an engine for a private plane, a Cessna Denali from Textron Aviation,…

Students Learn Engineering by 3D Printing Functional Jet Engine Model

In July, the winners of the 3D Hubs Student Grant were announced, demonstrating an impressive range of talent and ingenuity from students everywhere. One of the Student Grant finalists was…

Production of 3D Printed Promethus Rocket Engine Demonstrator Moves Along with New €75M Contract

In 2030, European launcher engines will look quite different than they do today. That’s the goal, anyway, and the development of the Prometheus demonstrator engine is a good start. Prometheus…

Up Close and Personal with GE’s 3D Printed Advanced Turboprop Engine

We’ve heard a lot about GE’s in-progress 3D printed turboprop engine, which was first announced a year ago. The engine, which will contain multiple titanium and steel 3D printed parts,…

3D Printing the 1952 Porsche 356 Engine

The Porsche is an automobile that most of us only dream of, attention riveted when that rare sports car passes us on the road or highway, always managing to fascinate—no…

History Made as 3D Printed Engine Launches Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket into Space

All week, New Zealanders have been waiting to see if their country would become the 11th one to reach outer space with a cargo-carrying vehicle. Rocket Lab’s Electron Rocket, equipped with…

Rocket Lab Prepares to Launch First Electron Rocket with 3D Printed Rutherford Engines

Two years ago, New Zealand company Rocket Lab announced that they had developed  the world’s first battery-powered rocket, and that the engine would be almost entirely 3D printed. This week or next, that…

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