3D-Print Your Way to the Moon
How would you like to 3D-print a rocket?
And I’m not talking about the ones you can set off in your backyard…
I’m talking about a fully equipped space-standard industrial-grade rocket that can carry over 1,000 pounds of cargo.
Well, there’s a company out there that’s doing just that.
And although they’ve been around for a couple years now, they’ve only recently gotten outside funding to make their dream a reality.
Introducing Relativity Space — a company that’s dedicated to making rocket manufacturing streamlined, quick and cheap through 3D printing.
The first question you may ask is why 3D printing?
First off, 3D printers nowadays are able to create products with accuracy in micrometers — that’s a millionth of a meter.
This means any complicated object is no problem.
Furthermore, 3D printing can use a variety of materials — even bioprinting in medicine, where prosthetic limbs and artificial organs can help reduce the demand in the health care system.
The only problem is traditional 3D printers are small.
That’s why Relativity Space developed the largest metal 3D printer in the world, known as Stargate.
The three hands you see above provide different functions. One uses a powerful laser to form the metal into the proper shape. The other two make sure the job is done correctly and also do things like polish and clean up any debris.
The goal is to finish the whole process in 60 days. That would be five times faster than the current industry standards.
And because of the precision of the 3D printer monitors, you have pinpoint accuracy in not only knowing how it was assembled but also knowing details like what temperature the metal was at any given moment.
Where the Profits Lie
Relativity Space just got its big break in a contract with Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: IRDM) where Iridium plans to use the 3D-printed rocket to take six of its satellites into space.
The plans are to launch Iridium satellites into space one at a time to fill the gaps in the Iridium constellation.
It’s a big victory for Relativity Space, because everyone’s got to start somewhere. And if they’re successful, it could mean huge changes for the industry.
Problem is, the earliest launch isn’t predicted to happen until 2023. And Relativity Space is a private company.
You could invest with IRDM and wait until 2023 to see how this pans out.
Or you could take action now and see how to get access to the companies I believe could soon change the space and telecom industries forever.
Space tech is exploding right now, so you don’t want to miss this opportunity.
To a bright future,