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Center Innovation Fund: JSC CIF

3D Printing Heat Shields

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3D Printing Heat Shields
The goal of this project is to automate the processes for making and installing ablative TPS on large entry vehicles in order to significantly reduce the cost of TPS for future flight vehicles. The approach will be to develop new TPS materials that are compatible with 3D printing techniques which opens the door to automating TPS production and installation. More »

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