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April 9th, 2015

Aerojet Rocketdyne Adds Their Expertise With A Roundtable On Unique Approach to Additive Manufacturing

[SatNews] Aerojet Rocketdyne, a GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company, will host a roundtable discussion on its use of  additive manufacturing or 3-D printing for the design, development and test of reliable rocket engines and propulsion systems, while introducing cost-savings, new designs and products. 

Over the past couple of years, Aerojet Rocketdyne has developed additive manufacturing for a range of products, from discrete component demonstrations, to hot-fire testing of entirely additively manufactured engines and propulsion systems. 

The technology is being matured to benefit both legacy products, as well as enable affordability and new designs for new products, including small satellite propulsion systems; small to medium booster engines; and emerging high performance, high thrust booster engines like the AR1.

  • Julie Van Kleeck, vice president, Advanced Space & Launch
  • Linda Cova, executive director of Hydrocarbon Engine Programs
  • Dr. Jay Littles,  director of ‎ Advanced Launch Vehicle Propulsion at Aerojet Rocketdyne,

 will update reporters on the use of additive manufacturing in Aerojet Rocketdyne products and answer media questions.

The roundtable will take place in the Press Conference Room at that National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Please RSVP to Carri Karuhn 818-586-4963, carri.karuhn@rocket.com; or Mary Engola 571-289-1371, mary.engola@rocket.com A teleconference number is available for those not attending the conference, but an RSVP is required to receive the number.

Aerojet Rocketdyne is an aerospace and defense manufacturer providing propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. GenCorp is a diversified company that provides innovative solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense, and real estate markets.