Agnikul Cosmos works with EOS to print 3D rockets

CHENNAI: Space technology startup AgniKul Cosmos has signed a letter of intent with global 3D printing technology company EOS India to help the startup own and manage the entire rocket engine manufacturing process in-house.
As part of the MoU, EOS and Agnikul will work together on 3D printing for missiles and their subsystems. This alliance will help Agnikul design manufacturing solutions using industrial 3D printing technology and help the company develop affordable launch vehicles that reduce the wait time for launch.
Under the agreement, Agnikul would install an EOS M400-4 printer in its facilities and provide EOS technical support on the advancement of 3D printing from rocket engines to space qualification. This will allow Agnikul to own the entire rocket engine manufacturing process in-house from start to finish.
EOS would support and support Agnikul by providing training, process know-how and best practices to qualify hardware that has worked successfully on the ground for space travel.
About the partnership, Moin SPM, Co-Founder and COO, Agnikul said: “Agnikul has been printing and testing engines on a smaller scale since 2018. Last year we were the first company to offer a one-off fully fired 3D printed rocket engine printed on the EOS 3D printer. This strategic partnership with EOS will intensify our efforts to develop strategies for efficient and advanced 3D printing techniques to build world-class space technology in India. ”
Incubated at IIT-Madras, Agnikul is the first space startup to sign an agreement with the Department of Space under the newly announced IN-SPACe initiative. EOS is based in Germany and has been active in India since 1998.

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