Startup Eyes 3D Printing for Future Smallsat Rocket Engines: Page 2 of 2

A pair of engineering graduate students at Purdue has launched a startup that plans to use additive manufacturing to develop rocket engines faster and at a lower cost than so far has been possible.

out engines at that rate.”
As they work on proving the viability of their idea, the team also is looking for investors as well as funding from the US government.

“We hope to gain a large market share of the rocket-engine production industry,” Atyam said. “Most others produce them through conventional methods or outsource them to machine shops. We want to be the one-stop-shop to be able to create rocket engines on a large or small scale.”


Elizabeth Montalbano is a freelance writer who has written about technology and culture for more than 15 years. She has lived and worked as a professional journalist in Phoenix, San Francisco, and New York. She currently resides in a village on the southwest coast of Portugal.

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