The 3D printing technology is becoming a new type of manufacturing. You may have heard of 3D printing technology-printed cars, houses, furniture, robots, electronic products,…. ..but did you listen to 3D printing rockets? In recent days, U.S. Relatiity Space made the use of the 3D printing technology to produce rockets, and more and more of the financing.
3D printing technology is no longer a novel technology today. Using 3D printing technology itself is to save time and labor cost. It is a kind of rapid prototyping technology. Based on digital model, it uses bonded materials such as powder metal or plastic to construct objects layer by layer.
The company’s project leader said it would soon be able to reduce the manufacturing time of a rocket to within 60 days, making it even more unthinkable than the 18-month manufacturing cycle in the previous industry. The founder of the company also said it would be the cheapest rocket in the history of rocket manufacturing if it was finally able to develop it, bringing the whole industry a disruptive change.
This is the highest priority for the aerospace industry for the reliability of these large delivery products, but so far the company has not successfully launched. 3D print rocket company Relativity Space announced the first flight of 3D print rockets in 2020, but the timetable has changed a lot. It is also clear that there are still some flaws in the current use of the technology in rocket manufacturers, but there are always people who have to take this innovation step.
Relativ Space has successfully printed and successfully assembled a complete second-level rocket, with the latest $140 million of financing for the next phase of orbit launch. It’s just a 5-year time from its creation, and Relatiity Space has been able to build the rocket to this point, and it’s already a bit of a great speed, and it’s still full of 3D printing technology. Even the Space X and the blue origins, which have been tried, are part of the technology, and do not dare to rely on 3D printing.
Although many people have questioned Relativity Space’s approach, many people think that incredible things have more or less become a reality in the course of human development. Perhaps in the near future elativity Space really did it, let’s wait and see!