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NASA Wants Aerojet Rocketdyne to Make More Rocket Engines with 3D Printed Parts

On its first launch, NASA‘s uncrewed Space Launch System (SLS) mega-rocket will go on a trip around the Moon as part of the initial test flight for the Artemis 1…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Acquires Daytona Beach-Headquartered 3D Material Technologies

Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings has not slowed down a bit regarding their uses for 3D printing technology, and now they will have even greater resources as they acquire 3D Material Technologies…

NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne Complete Successful Hot-Fire Test of RS-25 Engine, Containing Its Largest 3D Printed Component Yet

Two years ago, NASA awarded aerospace and defense company Aerojet Rocketdyne a $1.6 billion contract to supply the agency with its RS-25 rocket engines until 2024, which will be used…

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…

Aerojet Rocketdyne: Successful Hot-Fire Test of 3D Printed RL10 Engine Thrust Chamber Assembly

We talk a lot about California-based aerospace and defense leader Aerojet Rocketdyne, a subsidiary of Aerojet Rocketdyne Holdings, Inc., starting when it 3D printed an entire liquid oxygen/kerosen engine in…

Aerojet Rocketdyne to Mature 3D Printed MPS-130 CubeSat Propulsion System for NASA

“We didn’t invent 3D printing, but we sure are making it better.” – Aerojet Rocketdyne   Next to the medical field, as we follow the significant impacts 3D printing is…

Sigma Labs Joins Aerojet Rocketdyne in Quality Control For Air Force 3D Printed Parts

When major news about 3D printing develops, it often surrounds one company or agency. NASA is building a 3D printed rocket engine. Organovo has created 3D printed kidney tissue. What’s not often…

Project Orion: NASA’s Mission to Mars Relies on Designs of Past & Future, Powered by 3D Printing

Have you ever noticed that children, upon being asked what they want to do when they grow up, often respond with the most difficult professions possibly attainable? It all seems…

US Air Force Taps Aerojet Rocketdyne to Set 3D Printed Rocket Engine Standards

Sacramento, California-based rocket and missile propulsion manufacturer Aerojet Rocketdyne just received a $6 million contract from the US Air Force to define 3D printed rocket engine component standards. These new…

NASA Gives Aerojet Rocketdyne $1.6 Billion Contract for New, Improved, 3D Printed RS-25 Engines

Aerojet Rocketdyne has a long history with NASA.  The aerospace and defense company has been supplying the agency with engines and rocket launchers since the early days of space travel; Aerojet’s…

Aerojet Rocketdyne Successfully Completes Hot-Fire Tests of 3D Printed Rocket Engine Injectors

The AR1 is a 500,000 foot-pound, thrust-class liquid oxygen and kerosene fueled booster rocket engine currently in development. The team responsible for the rocket’s development has recently completed a successful range…

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Titanium 3D Printed Satellite Propulsion System Almost Ready For Space

It’s a satellite propulsion system that includes four miniature rocket engines and feed system components, a 3D printed titanium piston, a propellant tank and a pressurant tank. The MPS-120 is…

Aerojet Rocketdyne 3D Prints An Entire Engine in Just Three Parts

It’s often funny to listen to skeptics claim that 3D printing is just a fad, and that it can’t be used for anything meaningful. From a layman’s point of view,…