University students have successfully test fired a 3D printed rocket engine.


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University students have successfully test fired a 3D printed rocket engine.

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  • D. K. Williams

    We’ve just scratched the surface with potential applications of 3D printing technology.

  • ken anthony

    3D printing has lots of potential but let’s not see it as a hammer where everything is a nail. It is just one tool of many.

  • Pzatchok

    Its still cheaper and easier to make 90% of all the parts of a rocket our of normal processes that have been around 100 years.

    And in this case the students only made a fuel defuser used in the reaction chamber. NASA made all the other parts.

  • Wow, what strange claims to make in this article.. they tested their 3d printed rocket at FAR and *still* claimed to be the first to do so.. ummm… have ya heard of Paul Breed? Biggest single contributor to FAR? Has actually *flown* 3d printed rockets at FAR? Yeah.

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