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3D Printing News Unpeeled: Hypersonics, Tidal Power, Indian Rocket Engine

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has looked at using stainless steel DED to make spars for tidal turbine blades. They hope to make better blades with more iterations, and got…

Agile Space and 6K Additive Partner to Advance Space Tech with Superalloy 3D Printing

In a significant move within the evolving landscape of 3D printing for space applications, Agile Space Industries and 6K Additive join forces to propel space technology. The duo plans to…

Rocketry Refined: Colorado Students Create 3D Printed Rocket Turbopump

Two ambitious undergraduate students from the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences program, Zachary Lesan and Patrick Watson teamed up with industry behemoths, ranging from Velo3D to CFturbo…

ArianeGroup Extends GKN Contract to 3D Print Rocket Engine Parts

British-based aerospace pioneer GKN Aerospace has secured a contract extension to supply rocket engine subsystems for the next phase of Ariane 6 heavy-lift launchers being developed by prime contractor ArianeGroup…

Agnikul Cosmos Patents 3D Printed Rocket Engine Ahead of Test Launch

Indian space startup Agnikul Cosmos was granted a patent for the design and manufacturing of its single-piece, 3D printed rocket engine. Comprising the main five components of a rocket engine…

Gilmour Space Unveils 3D Printed Rocket Engine as it Readies for 2022 Launch

Australian rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies is getting one step closer to its first commercial launch in late 2022. The pioneering launch services company known for its orbital-class hybrid rocket…

SPEE3D’s 3D Printed Rocket Engine Project Gets AU$1.5M in Government Funding

Australian metal 3D printing company SPEE3D will receive more than AU$1.5 million ($1.1 million) in government funding to realize one of its most ambitious projects. Through its SPAC3D proposal, SPEE3D…

Launcher Acquires AMCM M4K Printer to 3D Print Whole Engine Combustors on Site

Back in 2018, the CEO and founder of rocket company Launcher, Max Haot, was looking for a solution to print entire combustion chambers for his rocket engine. The parts are…

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Single-Piece 3D Printed Rocket Engine Passes Fire Test in India

Indian space startup AgniKul Cosmos has developed and test-fired a fully 3D printed rocket engine. Produced as a single component in one run, the higher stage semi-cryogenic liquid propulsion engine…

NASA Successfully Tests 3D Printed Rocket Engine Parts

NASA‘s renewed efforts to return humans to the moon by 2024 has led to advances in new space technologies to improve processes, and reduce costs and development time. In early…

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Top 10 Space 3D Printing Stories That Made 2020 Unique

In a year dominated by the coronavirus pandemic, it seems difficult to look beyond the outbreak, lockdown measures, and serious consequences to the global economy. Time Magazine even declared 2020…

ESA Award: Dawn Aerospace to Develop Novel 3D Printed Combustion Chambers

Space launch provider Dawn Aerospace announced it had received €385,000 to develop an additively manufactured combustion chamber for high performance and high combustion pressure rocket engines. The company said the…

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…