IN Space has both industry-standard and unique capabilities to draw upon to support its research and development and engineering services activities.
Facilities and equipment needed to produce the majority of parts and components for high pressure and temperature devices are available at IN Space. Standard machining equipment includes lathes, mills, saws, drill presses, welding benches, and grinders. IN Space’s machinist has been creating parts and assemblies for propulsion experiments and applications for over eight years. For more advanced processes such as CNC machining, EDM, and EB welding, IN Space relies on experienced regional machine shops with a proven track record of producing aerospace-quality parts.
In addition to traditional machining, IN Space can produce concept models and functional prototype parts from our neat toy Z Corp's 310plus 3D printer . Monochrome parts can be built up to 8” x 8” x 10” in size and infiltrate with a epoxy, cyanoacrylate, or wax to achieve a strong and/or smooth finished models. While we often use this machine for parts and assemblies to support design reviews, we offer 3D printing as a quick-turnaround service to other interested companies and individuals. Please contact us for more information or a quote.
IN Space regularly employs Purdue University for testing services at the world-class Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories, located just 10 minutes from the IN Space offices. Propulsion testing capabilities include thrusts up to 10,000 lbf, supply pressures up to 5000-psia, and liquid oxidizers including LOX, hydrogen peroxide, and IRFNA. A variety of other research tools are available including spray diagnostics equipment and solid propellant mixing and evaluation resources. Our extensive experience with Purdue's contracting office often expites IN Space testing campaigns allowing us to be responsive to customer needs and timeframes.
With customers located around the country, IN Space offers secure and confidential digital file transfer to quickly deliver or receive the customer’s files regardless of size and format. This capability is particularly useful when transferring large or export-controlled files such as data, video and reports. Using equipment on-site at IN Space, this secure file transfer capability is available through an easy-to-use graphical user interface and requires no additional software to be installed on the client’s computers.
As a corporate member of the Purdue University community, IN Space has access to the large Class 1-10-100 (ISO 3-4-5) cleanroom housed in the Purdue Birck Nanotechnology Center. Our cleanroom-trained personnel can work on and assemble components with critical cleanliness and contamination requirements.
IN Space maintains a suite of commercial and IN Space-developed software for research, analysis, and design activities related to propulsion development and services. The software tools available include:
- Solid Propellant Rocket Motor Performance and Prediction (SPP)
- Two-Dimensional Kinetics (TDK)
- Generalized Instability Model (GIM)
- Chemical Equilibrium and Applications (CEA) and CEA+
- MATLAB and Simulink
- SolidWorks Office and SolidWorks Simulation Premium