NASA tested a 3D-printed rocket engine, and it worked

By Quartz

Dec 27, 2015

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NASA has been developing the technology to 3D-print an entire rocket engine, and it recently tested a collection of the parts it has already made. The successful rocket firing is a fiery proof of the future of this technology.

3D printing parts of a rocket engine has some serious advantages. Rocket engine components can be incredibly complex and they have to be made in amazingly precise shapes due to the high pressures and speeds they operate at.

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