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#1 2019-07-31 21:45:55

SpaceNut
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3D printed rocket fuel

Not your normal run of the mill solid rocket fuel engine

3D printed rocket fuel

3d-printed-rocket-fuel-comparison-at-james-cook-university-hg.jpg

James Cook University scientists in Australia are using 3D printing to create fuels for rockets, and using tailor-made rocket motors they've built to test the fuels. "We wanted to explore the viability of using commercially available 3D printing materials in the manufacture of hybrid rocket fuel grains. We knew that the common plastic Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) has shown promise so we decided to test that against six other compounds,"

http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/aerospace6070081

So custom power and burn times as well as selective fuel types....

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