U.S. Patent Awarded to Rocket Crafters Co-Founder for a Novel Method to Safely Produce Feedstock and 3D Print Rocket Fuel from a Blend of Thermoplastic and High-Energy Nanoscale Aluminum Particles

For Immediate Release TITUSVILLE, FL. – (December 4, 2017) – Rocket Crafters, Inc. (RCI) announced today a U.S. patent was granted to co-founder and chief technologist Ronald Jones for a method to safely produce feedstock and print rocket fuel from a blend of thermoplastic and high-energy nanoscale aluminum particles. This invention (US 9,822,045) builds upon […]

ROCKET CRAFTERS PARTNERS WITH COASTAL STEEL MANUFACTURING

TITUSVILLE, FL. – (AUGUST 8, 2017) – Rocket Crafters, Inc. (RCI) and Coastal Steel Manufacturing, today announced a partnership to facilitate the development of RCI’s Hybrid Rocket Engine (HRE) D-DART.  Coastal Steel Manufacturing plans to provide access and use of its adjacent property to its primary facility to Rocket Crafters for test firing its D-DART. Coastal […]

NEWSWEEK: HYBRIDS IN SPACE—CRAFTING A SAFER, CHEAPER ROCKET FUEL

Unlike most rocket fuel, which is either solid or liquid (NASA’s current standard), Rocket Crafters’s is a hybrid: part solid, part liquid. The solid is acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). It’s the material Legos are made from, and surprisingly also makes for decent rocket fuel. The liquid is nitrous oxide, familiar to most Americans from whipped cream cans or the dentist’s chair but used in this case to aid combustion. The two ingredients are kept in different chambers of the rocket engine and gradually combined to produce thrust. Because the ABS and nitrous oxide are held separately and in different forms (solid and liquid), the odds of their accidental mixture and detonation are exceedingly low. The use of hybrid fuel also necessitates a hybrid engine, which is relatively simpler, and thus less expensive, than a liquid-fueled engine.

U.S. Patent Awarded to Design and 3D Print Rocket Fuel for Safe, Affordable, High-Performance Rocket Engines

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  U.S. Patent Awarded to Design and 3D Print Rocket Fuel for Safe, Affordable, High-Performance Rocket Engines Rocket Crafters Co-Founder Ronald Jones’s patented method will boost RCI’s licensed rocket propulsion technology portfolio TITUSVILLE, FLORDIA, Jan 4 2017 – Rocket Crafters, Inc. (RCI) announced today a U.S. patent was granted to co-founder, President & […]

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