You know you want one – your own personal helicopter.  Clean fuel, no traffic, and the coolest transportation in your city.  Just like the prototype developed by ElectraFly, an aviation company working to expand drone technology and urban air mobility concepts to personal flying vehicles, for transportation and package delivery.

The Utah-based company is collaborating with the Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI), who will 3D print carbon fiber aircraft parts.  UAMMI is a public private partnership designed to assure the growth and continuity of Utah’s advanced manufacturing industry.

Under a contract from America Makes, UAMMI has been using the Impossible Objects Composite Based Additive Manufacturing (CBAM) 3D printer to fabricate legacy aircraft parts for the Air Force. “The CBAM technology is a novel additive process that uses carbon fiber sheets and thermoplastic materials to produce Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP) components under heat and pressure in a similar manner to compression molding.  The resulting CFRP parts are half the…

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