NASA’s 3D Printed Rocket Engine Parts Survives 23 Hot-Fire Tests

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After completing rigorous testing procedures in November this year, NASA, the premier space agency under the U.S. Federal Government, demonstrated that two 3D printed rocket engine components namely, a copper alloy combustion chamber and nozzle made of a high-strength hydrogen resistant alloy, have survived 23 hot-fire tests. The components had to undergo extreme combustion environments that traditionally manufactured metal structures experience in flight.

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Essentium Signs Contract with U.S. Air Force to Deploy Advanced Additive Manufacturing Solutions

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Essentium, Inc., a leading provider of industrial additive manufacturing (AM) solutions, announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force to drive the development and deployment of advanced additive manufacturing solutions for applications in tooling, ground support, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), and flight-certified parts for military aircraft and ground vehicles through both the U.S. Air Force and the National Guard Bureau (NGB).