James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing

STUDENTS at James Cook University in Queensland have discovered a way to create rocket fuel from plastic using 3D printers, and using tailor-made rocket motors they’ve built to test the fuels.

James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing James Cook University creates new rocket fuel using 3D printing

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The study, which was led by JCU lecturer and mechanical engineer Dr Elsa Antunes, aimed to find new uses for 3D printing in the space and fuel industry.