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NASA uses 3D printing for rocket engine part

19 July 2013 ...

The BBC has reported that NASA has successfully tested a 3D-printed rocket engine part.  The US space agency said that the injector component could be made more quickly and cheaply using the technique.  The news follows General Electric’s revelation that it planned to use 3D printing technology to make fuel nozzles for its jet engines.

With additive manufacturing (or 3D printing) creating huge interest in the aerospace industry, we are already producing complex parts with reduced weight for leading companies in this sector.  Integrating multiple components into one part and incorporating internal channels to improve fluid flow and cooling, we can reduce production costs and improve reliability.

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