4 August 2014
SpaceX announced last week that parts of the Falcon 9 rocket that launched in January were developed using 3D printing. The company also plans to use 3D-printed parts in the Dragon V2 spacecraft, which could bring astronauts to the ISS. A printed thrust chamber will be used on the upcoming test of the Dragon’s launch escape system. Meanwhile, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is another group using 3D-printing to develop rocket engines, for low-cost launch vehicles for carrying small satellites. (Image Credit: SpaceX)
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