3-D Printed Injector Roars to Life

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A 3-D printed injector roars to life on a test stand at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The injector fabricated with a technique called 3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, produced a record 20,000 pounds of thrust and was the largest rocket engine part of its kind tested by NASA to date. (NASA/MSFC) Read more at http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-08/nasa-tests-largest-3-d-printed-rocket-part-ever

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  1. 28288628
    28288628 Sep 03, 2013

    3d printing has only scratched the surface of things to come. Perfecting food, making perfectly fitting clothing. It will one day fabricate plane, ships and auto bodies of fibers that can absorb incredible impacts and repair parts I expensively. It will be possible to create food replicators that will enhance providing nutrients designed for every body needs. The photo here is the forerunner for a new possibility to space travel. Each step forward should be able to make speeds greater and greater. A miracle of science.

  2. Erichs
    Erichs Sep 04, 2013

    Geeze what is a 3D printed engine?

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