Amaero and Monash University 3D printed rocket engine passes test fire

Amaero and Monash University 3D printed rocket engine passes test fire

The 3D printed “Project X” Aerospike engine made through a collaboration between Monash University, Amaero (an offshoot of Monash), Next Aero and Woodside energy has been successfully fire-tested in Australia. Design and production of the engine was completed in just four months, following previous prototypes unveiled in 2015. The Aerospike design of the engine. Image via: Monash University Superalloys and Aerospikes The material used to print the rocket engine was “Hasteloy X”, a “high strength nickel based superalloy”. The engine was additively manufactured with selective laser melting (SLM) on an EOS M280 3D metal printer. 3D printing components with […]

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