Orbital ATK tests 3D-printed hypersonic engine combustor

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    By Ryan Maass | Jan. 19, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    DULLES, Va., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Orbital ATK has announced a successful test of a 3D-printed hypersonic engine combustor at NASA Langley Research Center.

    The combustor tested was produced through an additive manufacturing process known as powder bed fusion, which either a laser or electron beam to meld and fuse material powders together. Tests included exposure to a variety of high-temperature hypersonic flight conditions during a 20-day period, which included one of the longest recorded duration propulsion wind tunnel tests.

    The rest of the article is here: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Se...ed-hypersonic-engine-combustor/8701453212239/
     
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