Larsen & Toubro Construction (LNTECC), the Indian technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate, recently constructed India’s first 3D printed building. The building was constructed at its Kanchipuram facility.
General Motors, one of the world’s leading car manufacturer, announced the opening of the 15,000-square-foot Additive Industrialization Center (AIC), a facility exclusively dedicated to productionizing 3D printing technology in the automotive industry in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
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.
Relativity Space, the privately funded aerospace manufacturer, announced the raising of a new $500 million Series D funding round at a valuation above $2 billion from top tier blue chip investors. The funding will help the company to accelerate the 3D printed rocket production.