JetPack Aviation And Airwolf 3D Team Up To 3D Print JetPacks

6 January 2016, 6:20 pm EST By Christian de Looper Tech Times
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Airwolf 3D and JetPack Aviation have announced a partnership that will see JetPack Aviation 3D printing parts for its JetPacks using Airwolf's 3D printers.  ( JetPack Aviation )

Airwolf 3D and JetPack Aviation have joined forces to create a number 3D-printed JetPack components.

According to JetPack Aviation, a JetPack should be able to handle vertical take-off and landing, but it should also be lightweight and compact. The JetPack that the team has created is small enough to fit into the trunk of a car and can carry the pilot thousands of feet into the air.

In fact, testing of the JetPack suggests that it will be able to go as high as 10,000 feet in the air at speeds of more than 100 mph for around 10 minutes, according to JetPack Aviation.

3D printing the JetPack model, called the JB-10, has enabled the team to quickly prototype it, leading to faster development of the technology behind it.

The concept of using 3D printing came after a number of years of designing and testing the earlier model, the JB-9. In fact, to make the JetPack tank, it previously cost as much as $12,000, however, in using an Airwolf 3D printer, that cost was reduced to $400.

Source: Airwolf 3D

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