Titanium grid fins for supersonic rocket manufactured

March 22, 2016

Lin Industrial continues building a supersonic flying testbed - rocket for testing our launch vehicle control system at supersonic speeds. Earlier we told that the engine for supersonic rocket has been tested, now we tell about the flight control surfaces of the future flying testbed.

3D printed plastic grid fins we currently use can't withstand the dynamic pressure and heating at supersonic. That's why we have started manufacturing titanium grid fins. They are cut from a single piece of titanium with a CNC machine:

A finished grid fin looks like this: