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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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Davide Sher

Since 2002, Davide has built up extensive experience as a technology journalist, market analyst and consultant for the additive manufacturing industry. Born in Milan, Italy, he spent 12 years in the United States, where he completed his studies at SUNY USB. As a journalist covering the tech and videogame industry for over 10 years, he began covering the AM industry in 2013, first as an international journalist and subsequently as a market analyst, focusing on the additive manufacturing industry and relative vertical markets. In 2016 he co-founded London-based 3dpbm. Today the company publishes the leading news and insights websites 3D Printing Media Network and Replicatore, as well as 3D Printing Business Directory, the largest global directory of companies in the additive manufacturing industry.

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