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Two grad students + one 3-D printer = new rocket engines

A big idea for little satellites

Even the Jetsons didn’t have a rocket-engine printer. But these guys do.

Two enterprising Purdue grad students, using sound advice from the Purdue Foundry, have founded a startup using a 3-D printer to print rocket engines. The duo is Deepak Atyam, who got his Purdue master’s in aerospace engineering, and Alexander Finch, who will get the same degree this May.

They used their 3-D printer technology to co-found Tri-D Dynamics LLC, which can print a rocket engine in as little as two days. The engines, which require only two people to produce, are now poised to propel small satellites into orbit for a fraction of what current rocket engines cost. 

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Purdue Polytechnic transforms technology education

Robot teaches children to think like engineers

Nearly 100% placement Computer Science grads

Free online course helps aspiring computer scientists succeed

Many high schools in Indiana do not offer courses in computer science and programming. Purdue’s free online introductory computer science and programming course helps prepare high school students for their college curriculum.

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