NASA once again is embracing 3D printing. Auburn University’s Samuel Ginn College of Engineering announced that NASA has awarded a three-year, $5.2 million contract to its National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence, or NCAME, to develop additive manufacturing processes and techniques to boost liquid rocket engines performance. The contract is the latest expansion of a longstanding public-private partnership between Auburn and NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. The best news about this project is that the technologies developed by this team will be made available widely to the private sector, offering more companies the opportunity to use these advanced manufacturing techniques. This is per Paul McConnaughey, deputy director of Marshall Space Flight Center.