These Engineers Want to 3D Print an Entire Rocket in 60 Days

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  • Published on May 19, 2019
  • This team of engineers is using one of the world's largest 3D metal printers to build rockets, and it could shake up the space industry as we know it.
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  • Itz Sleazy
    Itz Sleazy 2 days ago

    Does this mean we are at a point where we could launch up a 3d printer in space and just make everything up there?

  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith 2 days ago

    get a life

  • Dean Smith
    Dean Smith 2 days ago

    losers

  • Caleb Albiston
    Caleb Albiston 4 days ago

    Love that space technology has come so far ;)

  • FuranDuron
    FuranDuron 4 days ago

    Make it so that 3D printers print more 3D printers.

  • T- Series
    T- Series 4 days ago

    Go rocket lab

  • BeHeaven616
    BeHeaven616 5 days ago

    Protoss

  • Richard M
    Richard M 5 days ago

    And we still haven't gone back to the moon yet? It's been 50 years and we've only gone a couple hundred miles off the Earth? But we can print an entire rocket, engine and all in 60 days. Good way to make missiles though! We need to be making the best nukes we can. We're going to need them.

  • Skylar Hakim
    Skylar Hakim 6 days ago

    Im simply amazed, i hope this technology works for the future.

  • Boomix
    Boomix 6 days ago

    05:07 SC Protoss ?

  • Zim
    Zim 6 days ago

    *s*

  • FuzzyWuzzy98
    FuzzyWuzzy98 7 days ago

    Imagine the amount of pylons needed to power the facility

  • bearly riose
    bearly riose 12 days ago +1

    Ads are becoming longer😑

  • Abduxp
    Abduxp 17 days ago

    what if you start print and earthquake happen ?

  • Martin Jedini
    Martin Jedini 17 days ago

    printing ufo :)

  • Just Me
    Just Me 18 days ago

    if you love 3d printing you owe it to yourself to visit cncheaven.com/ they have more 3d printing info in one place than anywhere else I could find. From reviews, to live build videos, firmware flashing, arts crafts, fusion 360 tutorial and the works. Crazy amount of info.

  • そら
    そら 19 days ago

    amazing!

  • Sammy Spaniel
    Sammy Spaniel 21 day ago

    There's a lot to geek out about through this entire video.

  • Dawid Majca
    Dawid Majca 21 day ago

    (y)

  • T s
    T s 21 day ago

    I’m thinking of 3D printing a bong... what sorry a water pipe.

  • Tyrique Daniel
    Tyrique Daniel 21 day ago

    Me: The world doesn't need more hardware
    Seeker: Hold my hard drive

  • Wacana Forever
    Wacana Forever 22 days ago

    First stone of modular space engine production. Be prepared for printing on Mars or Moon.

  • Matt6438
    Matt6438 22 days ago

    Good luck

  • Jasonjj XXX
    Jasonjj XXX 22 days ago

    If I had to guess one of your prints just blew apart on the test pad the other day.

  • CumPow 1
    CumPow 1 22 days ago +1

    It's an amazing time to be alive🚀

  • Planes & Planes
    Planes & Planes 22 days ago

    _It's_ _a_ _lot_ _of_ _fun_

  • Tony Stevens
    Tony Stevens 22 days ago

    Wow!

  • Jade Louise Tidman
    Jade Louise Tidman 22 days ago

    With a scaling feature this will make it incredibly easy for just anyone to create actual, efficient missiles.
    A lot of the biggest technologies have come from trying to create destructive tools, a lot of the most destructive tools have been inadvertently created from trying to progress technology. The atom bomb from ideas of self sustained energy attempts is a good example.

  • 優さん
    優さん 22 days ago

    What does stress analysis on 3D printed parts looks like compared with normal machined parts?

  • Jack The Lad
    Jack The Lad 22 days ago

    Fluid dynamics 101

  • Ledor S
    Ledor S 22 days ago

    Why make Rocket when there is no Space exploration? It's Science Fiction, c'mon admit it! It's 21st century you can't fool us no longer! all those who will contradict on my comment are idiots!

  • wealthy black man
    wealthy black man 23 days ago

    They can even triple the costs of their designes and pass the expenses to taxpayers! Yay!!

  • Lalit Sheoran
    Lalit Sheoran 23 days ago

    Can 3d printer print a 3d printer ?

  • Larrythebassman
    Larrythebassman 23 days ago

    Wow 😮

  • Edgar Gil
    Edgar Gil 24 days ago +1

    Main question here is what type of metal can their 3d printer print. No way NASA is going to send a rocket to space build of cheap metal. So I dont understand the part where you said NASA rocket has 100,000 parts and you trying to reduce it to 1,000 how.. with a 3d printer. Maybe I'm crazy or maybe you guys are over your head. But I dont see 3d printer being use to make rocket to send humans to space. Just my opinion. Note: I'm not an 3d expert just speaking common sense.

  • DrFrankenboink
    DrFrankenboink 24 days ago

    these guys on crack...?

  • DSRReacts
    DSRReacts 24 days ago

    2:03
    Why he using WINDOWS XP.
    I had hope and now i've lost it all.

    • DSRReacts
      DSRReacts 24 days ago

      @i Sonic the last OS you want to use for security is XP.

    • i Sonic
      i Sonic 24 days ago

      Maybe he's tryin to protect his data from gettin stolen

  • Tedacules
    Tedacules 24 days ago

    Can't wait for the future of space and technology.

  • Ant Thompson
    Ant Thompson 25 days ago +1

    Lol 3d printed rockets... yeah that's gonna end well.

    • DSRReacts
      DSRReacts 24 days ago

      Its far more accurate and comes with a lot less flaws than human engineering. So yeah it will turn out great.

  • Darkwatch
    Darkwatch 25 days ago +3

    3:06 do I see Borderlands there in the bottom? Borderlands 3 hype!

  • GravityGamerXCII™
    GravityGamerXCII™ 25 days ago

    this is amazing, begone fords assembly line

  • luca weiergräber
    luca weiergräber 25 days ago

    oh hell no

  • FVR
    FVR 25 days ago

    what if a 3D printer prints itself...?

  • Kenneth Howell
    Kenneth Howell 25 days ago

    Let's see? I cannot even remember my 4 letter password. Fine, now we will go to the store a buy a 3d printer and make a rocket engine. I can see the manual explanation now, as to how it works. Of course in the introduction they tell you any idiot can understand the whole process and make their own 3d printer in about 13 minutes?

  • Mitja H.
    Mitja H. 25 days ago

    We printed a entire engine of only 3 parts.....yea right. And then when they show it, you can clearly see the tiny parts attached to it. Retarded reporters...no idea what they are looking at...go back to you gender neutral safe space you retards...

  • LMT Lipola
    LMT Lipola 25 days ago

    3D printing is not good. youst for whatshing.

  • laurie agnew
    laurie agnew 25 days ago +4

    Please stop calling it a printer. Its a robotic welding arm..

  • Travis Mobley
    Travis Mobley 26 days ago

    who funds these guys (serious question)

  • AAIZ AAIZ
    AAIZ AAIZ 26 days ago

    4:16 "liquid nothing"😂🤣

  • Danny Chu
    Danny Chu 26 days ago

    LOL Protoss logo

  • bruce collins
    bruce collins 26 days ago

    NASA = SHIT

  • Yarowrath Pizdushonovich

    А мы можем по три храма в сутки строить, омэрика сасай )

  • aaron4820
    aaron4820 26 days ago +5

    6:25 this company invented anti gravity technology but decided to apply it as a chair, seems like a massive oversight when your business makes rockets.

  • aaron4820
    aaron4820 26 days ago

    This is very cool, even if the payload is tiny, the fact that it's automated make that less of an issue, especially if this can drastically cut down the launch costs even if everything is disposable.

  • Hr B
    Hr B 26 days ago

    2000. Bilgates v/s steve jobs.
    2025. Elon musk v/s Tim ellis (or Jordon noone)

  • Hr B
    Hr B 26 days ago

    New elon musk arises

  • will16320
    will16320 26 days ago

    protoss?

  • Craig Keller
    Craig Keller 26 days ago

    Please don't tell me American aerospace engineers are using inches as a unit of measure!

  • Eric Hawkinson
    Eric Hawkinson 27 days ago

    0:15 - someone is a ptoss player

  • Eric Hawkinson
    Eric Hawkinson 27 days ago

    0:15 - someone is a ptoss player

  • HandyMan101
    HandyMan101 27 days ago +3

    Remember those folks who think Capitalism is bad?

    Yea, they are stupid.

  • undead890
    undead890 27 days ago +1

    These engineers must construct additional pylons.

    They also require more minerals.

  • Phong Le
    Phong Le 27 days ago

    Cool startup. Unsurprisingly, I only see men working there. But I'm sure that once the company becomes successful, feminists will demand equality and equal representation at the corporate level.

  • Luis Castilho
    Luis Castilho 27 days ago +9

    Basically using a CNC mig welder... Don´t think this is meallurgically sound...

  • Michał Borski
    Michał Borski 27 days ago

    awesome

  • Callsign-YukiMizuki
    Callsign-YukiMizuki 27 days ago

    >Protoss insignia
    >"Rocket"
    Sure buddy
    Totally not a Stargate youre making there

  • Inoverbo Productions
    Inoverbo Productions 28 days ago

    Soon technology will be making its own technology while that technology is making its own technology, things are changing people fast but too fast?

  • T H
    T H 28 days ago +1

    this is called welding. this is a machine making a rocket engine part by welding it. its bassically a big welding machine. i have the handheld version of that big 3d printer they use in my garage, its called a MIG welder.

  • Anthony
    Anthony 28 days ago

    Who wants to bet they use their printer to make Eldar models for 40k?

  • ZEVNAI
    ZEVNAI 28 days ago +2

    It’s nice we’re on this space race to explore space, colonize planets, and extract space resources......BUT what’s all this use without a healthy, thriving planet? 😂😂😂😂 WE NEED TO SAVE THIS PLANET BEFORE ANYTHING!!!!!! BERNIE SANDERS FOR PRESIDENT! #BERNIE2020 #GREENNEWDEAL #THEONLYFUTUREFORAMERICA

    *3D printing climate change reversal technology would be a great start*

  • Rick Deegan
    Rick Deegan 28 days ago

    You Guys!!! The best vid about 3DP extant. The realities of 3DP were made crystal by this vid. I now understand why 3DP will fundamentally change our world... soon - very soon. TYVM.

  • blueenergyshowtime
    blueenergyshowtime 28 days ago

    make donkey into a Thoroughbred?

  • Goldenhordemilo
    Goldenhordemilo 28 days ago

    try full size space ships on the cheap

  • NOVION
    NOVION 28 days ago

    Rockets 🚀 is old is time for spaceships 🛸

  • Daniel Quinn
    Daniel Quinn 29 days ago +1

    Did anyone else catch the Protoss insignia on the wall?

  • Blu
    Blu 29 days ago +1

    there goes the manufacturing jobs!

  • NeoAxiợm
    NeoAxiợm 29 days ago

    Space X wants to know your location

  • Jonny Mud Mower
    Jonny Mud Mower 29 days ago

    3D printed beer kegs,,,,,,screw the rockets

  • Jake Machado
    Jake Machado 29 days ago +1

    These last few years have been so crazy in space travel. Elon musk send a Tesla to space, nasa reveals they will be able to sustain life on the moon in my lifetime, supersonic air travel is coming back in 2020, now this

    • Vorzky
      Vorzky 29 days ago

      And there are still people that think we've never went to space, oh cruel world, why have you done this

  • John Marano
    John Marano 29 days ago

    I wonder if they can print jet engines?!

  • h
    h 29 days ago

    0:12 PROTOSS!

  • GbZaid
    GbZaid 29 days ago

    When can they 3D print me a girlfriend?

  • Prabhie
    Prabhie 29 days ago

    Seeker you are the best channel on TVclip

  • Bsgt. Cylius Storhigin

    Except no one can go to space..

  • Zmachine1 jannink
    Zmachine1 jannink 29 days ago

    ITS HIGH NOOONE

  • S B
    S B 29 days ago +1

    Don't they have money for molds or just bending metal? 3D printing is kinda dumb for this.

    • Vorzky
      Vorzky 29 days ago

      Less space and time to print it compared to the assembly process

  • Andy Heisz
    Andy Heisz 29 days ago

    blurring out the print head eh?

  • Tschicky
    Tschicky 29 days ago

    now that material needs to dissolve itself after a successfull mission to reduce space trash

    • Vorzky
      Vorzky 29 days ago

      Or just reuse the rocket boosters

  • Kevin van der
    Kevin van der 29 days ago

    freakingggg amazingggggg

  • Deimos Phob
    Deimos Phob 29 days ago

    It looks like a welder on a robotic arm.

  • Loring X
    Loring X 29 days ago

    this is possible chines company selling rockets $2.5 dollars.

  • Jonathan T.
    Jonathan T. 29 days ago

    *I thought this was about printing a rocket in 60 seconds.*

  • Beach&BoardFan
    Beach&BoardFan Month ago

    6 dof arm to 3d print a cylinder ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    • Timothy Kramer
      Timothy Kramer 28 days ago

      Isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's printing metal, sort of like a weld I assume. Meaning one could print on the sides without using support material. You'd need at least an extra axis for that, but you get my point.

  • Inmate
    Inmate Month ago

    Yeah but like what if it gets hit by an asteroid? XD

  • Planetgonenuts
    Planetgonenuts Month ago +1

    Making beer cans and claiming they are making rockets. today it is easy to fool the masses. Always one or two young guys are the creators. Now imagine government laboratories and the immense amounts of dollars available to them with hundreds of engineers, designers, detailers and state-of-the-art fabricators and fabrication plants. Do you not think they are the ones that are truly behind the inventions that you are allowed and not allowed to see?

  • Mezuzah87
    Mezuzah87 Month ago

    So much is wrong with this idea and claim. Laughable.

  • charles c
    charles c Month ago

    Hello if you guys would elevate the floor in your printer room you could double the size of materials that you finish.

  • peace-it-is
    peace-it-is Month ago +1

    Problem with this 3d printing is that the finishing would be rough and some complex structures could not be finished properly.....

  • Marc _
    Marc _ Month ago +1

    when an engineer talks about inches - i want to blow a meter over his head

  • mewk
    mewk Month ago

    how sad we are...
    We have young entrepreneurs creating businesses that take equipment to a place that doesn’t exist 🙈

    • Logen
      Logen Month ago

      mewk oh look,a flat earther. What a moron🙄