Building the future of humanity in space


STARGATE

 
 
 
 
 
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BUILDING TERRAN 1
WITH STARGATE

TERRAN 1, A ROCKET BUILT AND FLOWN
IN DAYS INSTEAD OF YEARS

Our proprietary Stargate factory prints Terran 1, the world’s first 3D printed rocket, from raw material to flight in 60 days. Stargate’s patented technology enables an entirely new value chain and innovative structural designs that make Terran 1 possible. Developing our Stargate factory and Terran 1 rocket together accelerates our ability to improve design, production, quality, and speed.

Zero fixed tooling and radical part count reduction

  • Faster design iterations and part optimizations

  • Real-time quality control and part inspection

  • Sensor and analytics-driven machine learning

 
 
 

OUR MATERIALS

POWERING THE STARGATE PRINTER

 

METALLURGY

Relativity developed multiple proprietary alloys custom designed for 3D printing to meet mission-critical performance.

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UNIFORMITY

Parts are inspected during and after printing to ensure they meet the highest standards of uniformity and quality.

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AUTOMATION
FOR AEROSPACE

3D PRINTING THE FUTURE, FASTER

For 60 years, aerospace manufacturing has relied on large factories, fixed tooling, complex supply chains, and extensive manual labor to build costly rockets comprised of 100,000+ parts in 2 years or longer.

Relativity built the Stargate factory, the first aerospace platform to automate rocket manufacturing, vertically integrating intelligent robotics, software, and data-driven 3D printing technology.

Incorporating the world’s largest metal 3D printers and AI-driven controls, our Stargate factory continuously optimizes production, resulting in greatly compounded quality and time improvements, lower costs, and product designs previously not possible.

Relativity is the first application-layer 3D printing company; Terran 1 is our first application. In 20 years, our Stargate factories will be expanded to all of aerospace.

 
Relativity Space - Stargate - Largest Metal 3D Printer in the World
 

DISRUPTING 60
YEARS OF AEROSPACE

Traditional

Rigid Factories, Fixed
tooling & HIGH Labor Costs

100,000+ Part Count

24 Month build time
48 Month iteration time

Complex Supply Chain

High Physical Complexity

RELATIVITY

ADAPTABLE, SCALABLE
AUTONOMOUS ROBOTICS

<1,000 Part Count

2 Month build time
6 Month iteration time

Simple Supply Chain

Software Defined Factory

 

AN ENTIRELY
NEW VALUE CHAIN

 
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OUR TECHNOLOGY

CHANGING THE WAY ROCKETS ARE BUILT AND FLOWN

 
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PROPRIETARY
MATERIALS

Custom designed
for printing

  • High strength alloys specially designed for Stargate
  • Physical properties designed to meet mission-critical structural requirements
  • In-house material characterization lab for quickly iterating on new alloy development
 

INTELLIGENT
CONTROLS

REAL-TIME QUALITY CONTROL
AND PART INSPECTION

  • Intelligent data driven manufacturing
  • Machine learning control algorithms
  • Collaborative additive and subtractive process enables complex geometry
 
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SensoRS & ANALYTICS

Collaborative robotics
and path planning

  • Verification and validation data captured during manufacturing
  • Flexible and highly scalable system architecture
  • Cloud-based manufacturing simulation and training
 
 
 
 

THE STARGATE
FACTORY

THE INEVITABLE FUTURE
OF AEROSPACE

  • Zero fixed tooling and radical part count reduction
  • Faster design iterations and part optimizations
  • Real-time quality control and part inspection
  • Sensor and analytics-driven machine learning