Aerojet Rocketdyne plans to demonstrate fabrication of large-scale metal rocket-engine parts using laser-melting additive manufacturing (AM) under a cost-shared Technology Investment Agreement with Wright-Patterson AFB under Title III of the Defense Production Act, worth $11,750,886. The company will use large-scale laser-melting AM gear to convert parts made of nickel, copper and aluminum alloys from traditional reductive-machining manufacture to AM using 3-D-printing techniques, which can ...


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