Materials Engineering

Aerojet Rocketdyne’s Materials Engineering department has a highly skilled staff with broad experience in metallics, composites, ablatives, refractory materials, and multiple standard and exotic joining techniques.  Our staff conducts hands-on laboratory and instrumental analysis to remain intimately involved in the details of their work and to stay attuned to the latest developments in the industry.

Materials Engineering complements Aerojet Rocketdyne’s other engineering disciplines and Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) by providing materials characterization, process development, production program support, and other design support functions.  We develop innovative materials and process solutions to meet the performance needs of any application. This includes coating applications, additive manufacturing techniques, dissimilar materials joining, and applications of powder metallurgy.  We are also well-versed and highly experienced with the rigorous materials and processes requirement flow-downs for NASA and Missile Defense Agency (MDA) programs.

In addition, many of our Materials Engineers are trained in and regularly employ Six-Sigma, Design for Six-Sigma, and LEAN principles as part of regular program support to minimize development costs and enhance overall affordability.