Metal additive manufacturing specialist, Amaero International has received its first purchase order for the manufacture of two rocket motor components for Queensland’s Gilmour Space Technologies.
The company will provide further 3D printed components to the rocket developer, subject to the success of the initial project.
Amaero said it was hopeful its components would be utilised on Gilmour’s flight ready space vehicles.
In July Gilmour announced it had achieved a 110-second, full-duration test of the upper-stage of its three-stage hybrid launch vehicle.
The contracts suggest that Gilmour is closer to series production of its rockets which are designed to launch small satellites into space.
Amaero’s CEO Barrie Finnin said: “We are very pleased to be working with Gilmour Space to produce these initial rocket motor components, and look forward to the opportunity for further purchase orders.”
Amaero’s additive manufacturing facilities are in Melbourne, Adelaide and El Segundo, California.
Picture: Amaero International
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