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China’s SpaceX 3D Prints over 30 Parts for Rocket Engine

In an effort to become China’s SpaceX, Galactic Energy has raised over $188 million in its Series B round and has now commissioned service bureau Falcontech to 3D print over…

3DPOD Episode 129: 3D Printing Rockets with Tim Berry, Head of Manufacturing & Supply Chain for Launcher

On this episode of the 3DPOD, Tim Berry, Head of Manufacturing at Launcher, takes us through what you need to be an engineer working in new space today. He discusses…

3D Printed Rocket Test Fire Heralds Space Future for Australia’s SPEE3D

Australian 3D printing firm SPEE3D has an inexpensive and very productive 3D printing technology that is hereto been known mainly for its potential in austere environments. The cold spray firm has…

UK’s Largest Rocket Engine Factory Opens with World’s Largest Hybrid Metal 3D Printer

Skyrora Ltd’s new manufacturing headquarters has just opened, officially making the Scottish company the operator of the UK’s largest jet engine factory. Skyrora is already the owner of the largest…

Over 200 Ursa Major 3D Printed Engines to Power Phantom Space Rockets

Designing and building rocket engines is the sole purpose of Colorado-based startup Ursa Major, and it’s getting noticed. Propulsion capabilities are crucial to widening our gateway to space, and the…

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Big and Tall Metal 3D Printer Heralds Rocket Future for China’s EPlus 3D

Until recently, Chinese 3D printer manufacturers either stuck to selling in China, made inexpensive 3D printers, made copies of Western printers, or did some combination of all of the above….

“California-based Rocket Company” Orders Two of SLM’s 12-Laser Metal 3D Printers

When the equipment you make costs millions of dollars, every sale is newsworthy. When that equipment is meant to revolutionize metal 3D printing and, therefore, manufacturing as a whole, it…

Three Rocket Lab Spacecraft with 3D Printed Engines Ordered by Varda Space

Rocket engine 3D printing firm Rocket Lab has signed a significant deal with Varda Space Industries, agreeing to provide the new space startup with three of its Photon spacecraft for…

Virgin Orbit’s Kevin Zagorski: “AM is the Future of how Rockets will be Designed and Built”

A rocket launched from Earth needs to reach a speed of at least 7.9 kilometers per second to get to space. That’s 20 times the speed of sound and six…

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…

The Holy Grail for Enterprise Adoption: Reducing Part Count Through 3D Printing

One of the major advantages of 3D printing is in the ability to reduce part count. I’ve always felt that this advantage doesn’t get the respect it deserves. It is…

Launcher a space start up making..3D Printed Rocket Engines

Launcher inc. is a company making metal 3D printed rocket engines. The so far operating under the radar firm has spent the past year using EOS metal 3D printers to make…