SXSW 2021

3D Printing is Launching Aerospace to the Future


How do we get to the future of space faster? For over 60 years, aerospace manufacturing has relied on large factories, fixed tooling, complex supply chains, and extensive manual labor to build costly rockets composed of 100,000+ parts in 2 years or longer.

Relativity Space is a next generation space company and in his session CEO Tim Ellis would like to explain how his company is revolutionizing how rockets are built and flown. Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. This technology will allow Relativity’s rocket to have a 100x lower part count than traditional rockets, a radically simpler supply chain, and a completion period of a mere 60 days .

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  1. Disruptive technologies like 3D printing and artificial intelligence are upending the last 60 years of aerospace manufacturing.
  2. The only path towards the colonization of Mars and beyond is with advancements in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies.
  3. The 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies designed for aerospace also have Earthbound implications and use cases.



Tenaya Golden, Senior Accounts Manager, Strange Brew Strategies

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