Space-Component Manufacturers Turn To 3-D Printing

Credit: Frank Morring, Jr./AW&ST
COLORADO SPRINGS—Peter Beck flew here from New Zealand with a rocket engine in his luggage. The tiny powerplant, dubbed Rutherford, drew a lot of interest at the annual Space Symposium with its battery-powered turbomachinery. More to the point was the low launch cost—less than $5 million to orbit...

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