Launcher’s Adventure Building Commercial Rockets Using 3D Printed Engines

Spending on space exploration is booming. We have seen many ambitious private endeavors come onto the scene in the last few years, from building and launching satellites into Low Earth…

3D Printing News Briefs: May 1, 2019

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, we’ve got stories on events and business for you, followed by an innovative piece of 3D printed furniture. The fourth Metal Additive Manufacturing Conference will…

NASA Fires Up RS-25 Engines with 3D Printed Components to Highest Power Level

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne have been working together for several years now to make RS-25 engines for the Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket. Numerous updates have kept us intrigued,…

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…

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…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Completes Critical Design Review for AR1 Engine with 3D Printed Rocket Engine Injectors

In early 2016, rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne was the recipient of a $6 million contract from the US Air Force to define 3D printed rocket engine component…

Aerojet Rocketdyne and the Future of 3D Printing in Space

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a space and rocket engine company that has made the space shuttle engines, Intercontinental Ballistic Missile engines for the Minuteman and other ICBMs, Atlas V stages and…

Tri-D Dynamics Set to Use 3D Printers to Make Small, Less Expensive Rocket Engines for Smallsats

According to one of the Purdue University graduate students who recently co-founded a startup that has big plans for 3D printers, the West Lafayette, Indiana university is “one of the…

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