Pitt Engineers Receive $500,000 Award From NASA to Develop Materials Model for Simulating Microstructure Evolution During Additive Manufacturing

Paul Kovach | Director of Marketing and Communications | Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh PITTSBURGH (December 12, 2016) … Additive manufacturing (AM) researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering and simulation software company ANSYS, Inc. are among 13 university-led proposals Read More »

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SEDS UCSD Successfully Launches Rocket with 3-D Printed Engine

Editor’s Note: I had the privilege of attending the recent SEDS@UCSD launch of the Vulcan-1 rocket. Certainly, the story within the story is the teamwork, dedication and perseverance of this remarkable group of undergraduates. Congratulations to SEDS UCSD! ******* By Heather Dewis, SEDS UCSD Press Read More »

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SME – 3D Scan of Orion Spacecraft Replica at Kennedy Space Center

SME to facilitate first-ever 3D scan of the Orion crew module   On Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA, SME will facilitate the first-ever 3D scan of the Orion crew module, working with Lockheed Martin, FARO Technologies, Inc., Direct Dimensions, Inc., Met-L-Flo, Inc., Florida Read More »

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Marshall Space Flight Center 2015: Advancing Technology to Power NASA’s Journey to Mars

  Dec. 21, 2015 – From making rocket engines roar to analyzing the first 3-D printed parts created on the space station and developing new technologies, 2015 was a year of discovery and progress as the team at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Read More »

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Piece by Piece: NASA Team Moves Closer to Building a 3-D Printed Rocket Engine

By NASA A NASA team moved a step closer to building a completely 3-D printed, high-performance rocket engine by manufacturing complex engine parts and test firing them together with cryogenic liquid hydrogen and oxygen to produce 20,000 pounds of thrust. Additive manufacturing, or 3-D printing, Read More »

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NASA Selects Made In Space Proposal for Next Generation Space Manufacturing Program

NASA Headquarters has selected Made In Space, Inc. to lead the next phase in the ongoing development of in-space manufacturing November 19, 2015 – Mountain View, CA – NASA‘s Space Technology Mission Directorate announced its selection of the Made In Space project proposal for utilizing public-private Read More »

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NASA Tests Provide Rare Opportunity to Get 3-D Printed Part Comparison Data

By NASA Sept. 11, 2015-A key part of the F-1 engine — the rocket engine that propelled the Saturn V and sent men to Moon — just completed a series of tests that will provide new data for today’s rocket engine designers. While this rocket Read More »

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NASA and SME Collaborate at WESTEC 2015 to Build Opportunity for Manufacturing Industry

SME Technology Interchange featuring NASA technology will promote advanced manufacturing technology and increased industry collaboration   (LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1, 2015) – The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) will be featured at the SME Technology Interchange at WESTEC 2015, Sept. 15-17 at the Los Read More »

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Successful NASA Rocket Fuel Pump Tests Pave Way for 3-D Printed Demonstrator Engine

  One of the most complex, 3-D printed rocket engine parts ever made, a turbopump, got its “heartbeat” racing at more than 90,000 revolutions per minute (rpm) during a successful series of tests with liquid hydrogen propellant at NASA‘s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Read More »

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