Platinum-rhodium combustion chamber for space applications

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  • The use of special materials in space travel is indispensable
  • Additive manufacturing offers new potential for implementing function-optimized designs
  • Combustion chamber made of Pt-Rh 80-20
  • Selected procedure in the project: powder selection and qualification, parameter development for the application of a Pt alloy for AM, production of a demonstrator component, component hot test
  • Successful hot test of the AM combustion chamber at Airbus in Lampoldshausen
  • Increased efficiency and performance possible
  • Transfer to other Pt alloys



F. Riß, D. Jaschik: Einsatz der Additiven Fertigung zur Herstellung von Brennkammern und Düsen aus Edelmetallen für Satellitentriebwerke, Rapid.Tech, 2015.



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