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NASA 3D Prints Rocket Engine Parts

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EdV
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EdV   12/10/2012 4:45:10 PM
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@ChasChas - good question. My guess is that the old design would be printed first so they get an apples-to-apples comparison for their evaluation of the basic mechanical properties.

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ruffel   12/27/2012 3:42:31 AM
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are these componets used right out of the printer (except the obvious) or do they go through post scintering processes like hot isostatic pressing HIP to improve the density and grain strcture. thanks for a awsome publication 

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Ann R. Thryft   1/4/2013 3:10:07 PM
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Thanks, ruffel, glad you liked the article. That's a good question. NASA didn't say what kind, if any, post-sintering processes they're using. They probably haven't figured that out yet, since this is still in the prototype stage.

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Ann R. Thryft   1/24/2013 4:55:55 PM
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EdV, from what I've seen in metal-to-plastics conversions in other assembly technologies, I'd agree with that statement.

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