ISRO and Wipro 3D Revolutionize Space Exploration with 3D-Printed Rocket Engine

ISRO and Wipro 3D have successfully created a 3D-printed rocket engine for the PSLV.

  • ISRO and Wipro 3D have successfully created a 3D-printed rocket engine for the PSLV.
  • This innovation enhances the efficiency and structural integrity of the PSLV’s fourth stage.
  • The engine has passed rigorous testing, marking a significant milestone in space manufacturing.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Wipro 3D have teamed up to create a 3D-printed rocket engine, revolutionizing space exploration. This engine, designed for the fourth stage of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), enhances the vehicle’s performance and efficiency.

The traditional method of building rocket engines involves complex machining and welding. However, using advanced Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) and Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) technology, ISRO and Wipro 3D have consolidated multiple components into a single, more efficient unit. This innovative approach not only improves the engine’s structural integrity but also supports sustainable and efficient space missions.

Dr. V. Narayanan, Director of Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre at ISRO, praised Wipro 3D’s expertise in additive manufacturing. He highlighted the successful integration of the 3D-printed PS4 engine as a significant milestone for ISRO. Yathiraj Kasal, GM & Business Head of Wipro 3D, expressed pride in the collaboration, emphasizing its role in promoting domestic innovation and manufacturing under the ‘Make in India’ initiative.