Relativity Space is among the few technology-media-favorite additive manufacturing firms in the world. The company has transferred into a new office situated at Long Beach. Relativity Spaces uses robotic deposition metal DED 3D printing to create a whole launch vehicle. Their latest 120,000 sq. ft. the area will host both business services and an unparalleled manufacturing office.
Relativity combines robotics, machine learning, and software with metal 3D printing technology. It is also working to make its original Terran 1 additively manufactured rocket, at their Long Beach office.
“Relativity is disrupting nearly sixty years of prior aerospace technology by building a new manufacturing platform using robotics, 3D printing, and AI. With no fixed tooling, Relativity has enabled a massive part count and risk reduction, increased iteration speed and created an entirely new value chain,” says the CEO and co-founder of Relativity Space, Tim Ellis.
Ellis also said that he is confident that their autonomous company will be the future technology pile for the whole aerospace sector.
Relativity has now started moving workers to its brand-new headquarters. It is also transitioning its licensed 3D printing infrastructure as it makes the initial self-governing rocket plant. The facility will host all creation for Terran 1, the Aeon engine assembly, and also avionics, integrated software, and materials creation laboratories.
The latest building allows the manufacture of the whole Terran 1 rocket This includes an extended fairing, now housing twice the payload capacity. The blend of agile production and payload volume makes Relativity the most contentious launch provider in its category, meeting the rising needs of the growing satellite business.
“The space economy continues its growth in Long Beach with the addition of Relatively,” explained Dr. Robert Garcia, the Long Beach Mayor. “3D printing is groundbreaking for new jobs and new technologies in the space sector,” he added.
“Long Beach has an extensive history as a leader in aerospace and aviation, and now we are at the forefront of the space economy. We are excited to welcome Relativity to our ever-growing community of innovative tech companies,” says Lena Gonzalez, California Senator.
Patrick O’Donnell, 70th District Assembly member said that he is happy to welcome Relativity to their neighborhood. He said he wished them the best as they go far, high and to the skies.
“The aerospace industry is undergoing an economic resurgence in Long Beach, providing the prospects of good-paying jobs and further opening up the bounds of space for research,” he added.
The latest headquarters and plant record another milestone in Relativity’s constant performance towards its initial launch. Recently, Relativity achieved a $140m funding series directed by Bond and Tribe Capital.