News 3D printed Injector heads

Artlav

Aperiodic traveller
Addon Developer
Beta Tester
Joined
Jan 7, 2008
Messages
5,610
Reaction score
218
Points
153
Location
wandering
Website
orbides.org
Please insert "I printed a Deltaglider" joke here, my brain is not in gear now to make a funny one.
 

ky

Director of Manned Spaceflight
Joined
Jan 22, 2011
Messages
1,409
Reaction score
0
Points
0
Location
Boynton Beach
Please insert "I printed a Deltaglider" joke here, my brain is not in gear now to make a funny one.
Artlav, was it you that was working on a homemade 3D printer?
 

N_Molson

Addon Developer
Addon Developer
Donator
Joined
Mar 5, 2010
Messages
8,855
Reaction score
2,584
Points
203
Location
Toulouse
This is rather encouraging, seems a major progress in manufacturing techniques.
 

Unstung

New member
Joined
Dec 10, 2008
Messages
1,712
Reaction score
3
Points
0
Location
Milky Way
The article references Pratt & Whitney Aerojet Rocketdyne which is competing against ATK to win the contract for the SLS's rocket boosters. Rocketdyne will use a similar method to construct their F-1B engines.
eande-f1bchart.jpg

Articles:
How NASA brought the monstrous F-1 “moon rocket” engine back to life
New F-1B rocket engine upgrades Apollo-era design with 1.8M lbs of thrust
I found the information when reading this, apparently the author writes numerous stories on spaceflight.
The F-1B is of course a different engine, but it's relevant because the F-1/F-1A has been analyzed digitally and improved using modern techniques. The two articles detail the process of creating a modern engine.
 
Last edited:
Top