I know I shouldn't be surprised that a rocket engine was fabricated this way, but it still seems pretty incredible. The level of sophistication of new 3D printing methods, too, is impressive, and once again shows the sky is the limit with this technology. Good coverage, Cabe.
Yes, Elizabeth. My Montana kitchen imitates a time when someone just mixed a bunch of blue minerals (chromium ?) to get a color to add to the whitewash/lime. But, yes we have gone beyond Pantone color match at the hardware store to get to other world / artificial reality. I like your comment because it is close to home.
it is incredible that a rocket engine was fabricated this way. the most important point that i feel is that if you analyse the technology evolution, space technology has always been a pioneer. So any advancement in space will cause ripples in other domain and this is good for having solutions that will enhance quality of life. Thanks a lot Cabe for the blog.
Indeed, vimalkumarp, NASA has had a hand in developing a lot of technologies that benefit the world, not just the space agency. With NASA innovating this way it makes sense that commercial technology will follow suit. This really holds a lot of promise for the rapid evolution of 3D printing, I think.
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