NASA awards $5.2 million contract

In April, NASA awarded a $5.2 million contract to the college’s National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence (NCAME) to develop additive manufacturing processes and techniques for improving the performance of liquid rocket engines. The three-year contract is the latest expansion of a longstanding public-private partnership between Auburn and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center.

The research and development covered under the new contract is part of NASA’s Rapid Analysis and Manufacturing Propulsion Technology (RAMPT) project, which focuses on evolving light-weight, large-scale novel and additive manufacturing techniques for the development and manufacturing of regeneratively-cooled thrust chamber assemblies for liquid rocket engines.

Mike Ogles, NCAME Associate Director for Business Development, discussed the contract in a March episode of #GINNing.

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