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3D Printed Rocket Parts Fired — and Works! #3DThursday #3DPrinting

3D Printed Rocket Parts Fired — and Works! From Fabbaloo:

[This] video below shows an actual test firing of a prototype rocket using a 3D printed liner. This, as far as we can tell, is the first time a real rocket engine has been fired with 3D printed parts.

NASA Marshall says: 
 

This video gives you a blazing view of the one of the first tests of a 3-D printed rocket injector on June 27, 2013, in Test Stand 115 at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Propulsion engineers used the tests to compare the performance of a 3-D printed rocket injector to an injector made with multiple parts and traditional welds. During the extreme temperatures and pressures of the hot firing, the 3-D printed part performed as well as the traditionally manufactured part. This test included a 3-D printed liner. 

 
Yes, it really works. 

Read more.

Rocket Test Firing


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