Gilmour, Titomic partner to 3D print rocket parts

By on 15 October, 2019

Brisbane rocket company Gilmour Space Technologies has announced a partnership with Victorian industrial scale additive manufacturing firm Titomic Limited.

The two companies have a signed a Statement of Strategic Intent, under which they intend to explore the use of 3D-printed materials in the production of rocket components and materials for spacecraft.

Gilmour Space became one of the first entities in the world to launch a rocket using 3D-printed fuel in 2016, and has recently been testing its One Vision rocket and mobile launch facility.

“Gilmour Space is developing new launch vehicles to support today’s global small satellite market, and this partnership could see us leveraging on Titomic’s innovative manufacturing processes to produce lighter and stronger components for our orbital launch vehicles,” said the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer, James Gilmour.

The announcement comes after the federal government announced $150 million in funding for Australian-developed space materials to support NASA’s future lunar and Mars missions.

Titomic’s chief technology officer, Nathanael Miller, said of the new partnership:

“I am excited to get started on our joint tech-development program. Between the Gilmour Space focus on launch economics and the scale and quality performance of Titomic Kinetic Fusion capabilities, I am expecting significant implications for the launch vehicle community.”

Stay up to date by getting stories like this delivered to your mailbox.
Sign up to receive our free weekly Spatial Source newsletter.

You may also like to read:


, , , , , , , , ,


Newsletter

Sign up now to stay up to date about all the news from Spatial Source. You will get a newsletter every week with the latest news.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
CSIRO, Microsoft partner on AI-driven imagery analysis
Microsoft AI platforms will power a raft of new CSIRO resear...
Trimble partners with TDC to boost mobile workflows
Trimble's partnership with TDC will bring precise positionin...
Industry excellence recognised online
Excellence and achievement are recognised at the APSEALIVE v...
Virtual history: project recreates shipwrecks in 3D
Curtin research project to render historic Australian shipwr...
MiRTK: internet-enabled GNSS corrections
Position Partners launches a new tool to take on RTK and UHF...

Subscribe to the Spatial Source newsletter

Join more than 5,000 geospatial and surveying professionals who are feasting on the Spatial Source newsletter every week.

You have Successfully Subscribed!