​ISRO Successfully Tests 3D-Printed Rocket Engine

On 9th May, 2024, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully tested a liquid rocket engine, PS4, manufactured using 3D printing technology, a first for the agency.

What is 3D Printing?

  • Definition: 3D printing is an additive manufacturing process that creates three-dimensional objects from digital models, layer by layer.
  • Materials Used: Common materials include plastics, composites, and bio-materials.
  • Contrast with Traditional Methods: Unlike subtractive methods, which remove material to create objects, 3D printing builds objects by adding material incrementally.

How is 3D Printing Done?

  • Process Overview: A 3D model is designed using CAD software and then printed layer by layer by a ....
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