When Optimized Design Meets Limitless Manufacturing

by | May 19, 2021

Launcher, Ansys, and Velo3D recently discussed the synergy of modern simulation software and the latest in metal manufacturing solutions. Launcher, a manufacturer of high-performance rockets, is developing the world’s most efficient rocket to deliver small satellites to orbit.

Launcher leveraged Ansys CFX software to reach a fully optimized design. However, this design also required the right manufacturing solution. With the availability of Velo3D’s metal additive manufacturing solution, engineers now have access to a greater degree of design freedom and were able to successfully print and test the parts.

By combining the power of optimized design and modern manufacturing, Launcher is quickly reaching their goal of creating the world’s most efficient rocket.

In this session we cover:

  • The latest Launcher testing results of their LOX pump for the E-2 rocket Testing results of the metal 3D printed impeller design
  • How Launcher leveraged Ansys CFX software to reach the optimal design
  • The design freedom found in leveraging Velo3D’s Metal AM Solution