3D printed fuel grains

3D Printed Fuel: Rocket Crafters Moves Closer to Test Flight for Launch Vehicle

After 49 successful lab tests, Florida-based private space company Rocket Crafters initiated testing of a prototype model of its STAR-3D hybrid rocket engine in February. The patent-pending, 5000-pound thrust Comet…

FDM 3D Printing of Rocket Fuel Grains

In ‘Small-Scale Static Fire Tests of 3D Printing Hybrid Rocket Fuel Grains Produced from Different Materials,’ authors Mitchell McFarland and Elsa Antunes create a device to evaluate small-scale fuel grains, focusing…

Rocket Crafters Receives DARPA Contract for 3D Printed Rocket Engine

This week, Rocket Crafters, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a $542,600 contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to build and test a large-scale hybrid rocket engine…

Rocket Crafters, Inc. Granted Patent for 3D Printed Fuel Grains for Hybrid Rockets

We’ve heard a lot about 3D printed rockets and rocket components over the last few years, thanks largely to NASA’s ongoing efforts to create the first fully 3D printed rocket…