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Patent granted for Rocket Crafters’ 3D printed rocket fuel

Patent granted for Rocket Crafters’ 3D printed rocket fuel

Source: 3D Printing Industry
January 11, 2017
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Rocket Crafters Inc. (RCI), a U.S. space technology startup, have been granted a patent for their 3D printed rocket fuel technology. Operating out of Utah, the company refer to themselves as, “a highly innovative development-stage company that is crafting a new era in space access.” 

The patented 3D printed rocket fuel grains are solid propellants. Using additive manufacturing means the propellants can be 3D printed in a specific pattern in order to determine how the fuel burns. Solid propellants once lit, burn continuously until they burn all their fuel. Rocket Crafters will incorporate the fuel system in their Intrepid-1 spacecraft which is on track to...


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