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LUXeXcel: 3D Printing Functional Optical Components

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UCSD Students 3d Print Rocket Engine

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A group of talented students from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) has achieved a remarkable milestone in space technology. Through innovative 3D printing, these students successfully designed, printed, and tested a fully functional rocket engine.
The UCSD students utilized 3D printing technology in conjunction with various materials to create their rocket engine. Students used high-performance polymers or metal alloys for manufacturing 3D-printed rocket components. These materials offer the strength, durability, and heat resistance required for space applications.

The UCSD students’ project employed additive manufacturing methods such as fused deposition modeling (FDM) or selective laser sintering (SLS) to fabricate their rocket engine. FDM involves extruding molten thermoplastic materials layer by layer, while SLS uses a high-powered laser to fuse powdered materials selectively.

By leveraging these advanced manufacturing techniques and suitable materials, the students were able to bring their innovative rocket engine design to life, paving the way for exciting advancements in space exploration.