Improve Performance and Fuel Efficiency, Increase Reliability and Reduce Manufacturing Costs
average annual fuel savings
increase in component life
Propulsion components are fundamental to space launch vehicle performance by utilizing optimally designed hardware, which offers the best overall system efficiency. Injectors, thrust chambers, nozzles, and turbopumps are components and systems with complex internal structures that promote combustion and heat transfer to burn fuel and oxidizer efficiently, which requires the highest quality components made of high strength, heat-resistant superalloys.
All of this is now possible thanks to direct metal 3D printing solutions and material expertise from 3D Systems. 3D print nozzles, fuel pre-burners, valves, manifolds, and other propulsion systems that maximize space and material usage. Space launch and propulsion experts can design monolithic multi-material combustion devices that perform more efficiently than ever before. Fewer components reduce manufacturing costs, eliminates complex assemblies, and increases overall performance and reliability. In addition, these optimized products can be developed in far less time to deliver more effective components to market faster.