Watch our presentation (in english!) that we gave during the annual conference of Pegasus network on the 11th april 2019 at the university of Glasgow.
Last thursday, three members of the team went to the University of Glasgow to talk about the projet Aurora Liquid Engine during the annual conference organised by the PEGASUS network. Many schools were gathered to present student papers on aerospace subjects. The presentation of our engine was graded 850/1000. The ESTACA school did not leave this year with the first prize, but the experience was rewarding and motivating for everyone !
Yesterday morning, 3 members of the team presented Aurora Liquid Engine during the conference-event ESO (ESTACA Space Odyssey). 11 other projects were also presented to the members of the association, alumnis, and parents who came for the occasion. The event ended with deep exchanges on the potentail of this project, and its future.
You can watch our presentation with the recording of the live transmission.
Yesterday took place the meeting between 5 members of Aurora Liquid Engine and its partner AddUp based near Clermont-Ferrand. Our two contacts from Air Liquide were also there. The visit started with a presentation of AddUp’s leading strategy, and their products and services. Then, Aurora’s team with Air Liquide’s engineers visited AddUp’s premises where they set up their metal additive manufacturing systems, like FormUp 350 and its integrated environment FlexCare. In the afternoon, AddUp hand the engine (the version for communication use only) over to Aurora Liquid Engine, printed by their additive manufacturing solutions, with an exact replica made of resin to better show how the engine works (with its cooling system, injection, architecture…). Yesterday ended with the signature of the partnership between AddUp Solutions and ESO (Estaca Space Odyssey).
All members of Aurora’s team greatly thank AddUp for this meeting, and their supports during this project, more especially Mr AUBRUN, Additive Manufacturing Engineer and ESTACA Alumni, Mr LAVAL, Marketing Director, Mrs AVERYANOVA, Business Manager, and Nicolas LETY, Business Manager who welcomed us yesterday and advise us since the beginning.
AddUp offers its customers complete industrial metal 3D printing solutions:
L’équipe Aurora Liquid Engine est fière d’avoir remporté le prix de la meilleure innovation 2019 par l’ESTACA. Ce prix a été remis par le directeur-délégué de l’ ESTACA, Pascal Bidan, lors du gala annuel de l’école qui s’est déroulé le 15 mars dernier. Très reconnu au sein de l’école, le travail fourni a également payé lors de l’évaluation de notre soutenance où l’équipe est sortie majore de promotion.
Dans la suite du calendrier, le mois d’avril s’annonce assez chargé avec :
The Aurora team has been inactive on the social networks these past few months, but it did not stop us from working on the project. This post will be a small update of our advancements since October 2018. Regarding sponsors, AirLiquide accepted to sponsor us, joining ArianeGroup and AddUp. In exchange, they want us to add a 3D-metal-printed (Inconel too) pipe fitting, to observe the effect of the liquid oxygen on a print. Enginewise, tests of the injection system have been done with small 3D-metal-printed pieces, offered by our sponsor AddUp. You can watch one of the tests by following the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwE5EG2oYVc&t=0s . The engine design had some modifications too, since October, to accommodate the pipes, to display our sponsors and to follow the specifications of a 3D-metal print with Inconel. It should be printed very soon. About the testing bench, its design was finalised, and its manufacturing has begun since December 2018. The last fastening pieces are being machined at the ESTACA’s Fablab and workshop, and the tanks will be machined by a professional, the workshop being too busy to deal with it.
What happens next for the project is the finalization of the manufacturing of the testing bench and the printing of the engine, with a static fire test expected in April 2019.
We leave today with the promotional video of the project, that you can watch on the next publication.
The Aurora Liquid Engine team
The whole team wishes you a Happy New Year 2019 and good health!
To celebrate these end-of-year celebrations, we present to you our film promoting the project. Have your loved ones and colleagues watch this presentation of Aurora Liquid Engine!
In order to lead this project, a first tutor teacher-researcher at ESTACA is supporting us. After approaching ArianeGroup, an other tutor, from the industrial environment, agreed to joins this adventure. M. Vuillamy, engineer specialized in liquid propulsion within ArianeGroup, will guide us through the entire project. Some members of our team already worked with Mr. Vuillamy on a previous project last year, our relation is already well establish. His experience and his technical expertise will be precious to validate each dimensioning and to help us take the best design choice.
A partnership between Add-up and ESTACA was signed today. Two student's projet will be followed, one of which is Aurora Liquid Enginde. An engineer within Add-up will advise us and train us on the specifity of 30 metal printing. Add-up also express its wich of working together with AianeGroup on this project. We look forward to begin this unusual cooperation between industrials and students.
After few weeks of development, Aurora's team is proud to announce you its new website.
Vous will find a presentation of our projet and its studies, pictures of us (and a link to contact each of us), some pictures and videos which we will regularly update, a section introducing our sponsors.
Contact us using the dedidacted section for any need of complementary information! We will be glad to share our passion with you !