Drones/UAVRapid Prototyping

Additive Experimental shows benefits of rapid prototyping for rocket igniter

The project is part of ongoing development for Gravity Industries' jet suit

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A – quite spectacular – video created by Additive Experimental clearly highlights the benefits of using low-cost desktop photopolymerization 3D printing for multi-iterative rapid prototyping in the development of a rocket engine igniter used for Gravity Industries‘ largely 3D printed jet suit.

The video shows how much more efficient a workflow is when leveraging resin-based AM to produce modular, multiple iterations of a highly complex part. Although it sometimes oversimplified the concept of resin 3D printing (without referring to the use of a high-temperature resistant resin or by comparing it only to PLA-based filament extrusion) the high-precision resulting transparent parts used in the project clearly provide an unparalleled advantage in product development.

Using a Formlabs Form 3 system, AX Studio’s Sam Rogers explains in the video how vortex cooling works and the iterative build process of the rocket engine igniter. AX Studios is the sister company of Additive Experimental that creates cinematic presentations for some of the most deserving projects. And it doesn’t get much more spectacular than anything associated with the Gravity Industries’ jet suit. See more below.

rocket engine igniter
Photo by Gareth Nunns – https://garethnunns.com






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