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Engineers led by Tyler Hickman in the Game Changing Technology Program at NASA's Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, worked together with rocket-motor maker Aerojet Rocketdyne of Sacramento, California. They wondered if additive layer manufacturing – the engineer's name for 3D printing – could make a precision part called a rocket injector in less time than the year it takes using conventional methods.

Detail are scant because rocket motor designs are covered by US laws that prevent them from being "exported" – revealed to non-Americans. But the result can be seen in the image above. Fed liquid oxygen and gaseous hydrogen, the injector performed perfectly in a series of tests

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question is how durable it is

i'd love to be able to make my own titanium jet engines
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question is how durable it is

i'd love to be able to make my own titanium jet engines
Same lol
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