EOS has partnered with design software specialist Hyperganic to improve the design and performance of 3D printed space propulsion components.
"Freedom of design has always been one of the guiding principles of additive manufacturing (AM), enabling part structures and applications that were impossible to manufacture using traditional production processes," the company said. "The partnership between EOS and Hyperganic now takes this approach to the next level."
Recently EOS used Hyperganic’s algorithmic engineering software to 3D print an aerospike rocket engine with no support required, using its NickelAlloy IN718 metal powder. The engine could next be automatically reengineered for production on a larger 3D optiner with CopperAlloy CuCrZr material.
"Algorithmic engineering translates ideas into designs in minutes, with the engineer setting the rules and the computer generating the results," said Lin Kayser, CEO of Hyperganic. "Specifically, the field of space propulsion which still uses very conservative designs, will benefit greatly from algorithmic engineering."
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