Three-Dimensional printing is not only able to significantly reduce the cost of production, but also greatly facilitate the creation of many devices. Therefore, even large agencies are increasingly using when creating the device 3D printing. And recently the American space Agency NASA held a first series of tests of the engine printed on a 3D printer.
About the successful tests reported by portal VistaNews. The editorial Board argues that a series of tests of the engine called the RS-25 included 2 tests, the first of which was held on December 13. Then the scientists checked the overall health of all engine components and conducted test runs. The second phase, held on the eve, helped to determine how well the system works installation and adjustment of the controller of the flight.
Should say a few words about the engine RS-25. It is a liquid rocket engine with a height of about 16 meters (it's like a five-story building). The motor can easily lift into the air spacecraft Space Shuttle class and below. According to the engineers of NASA, the first launch of the rocket engine printed by the printer, scheduled for 2019.
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