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The Utah Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Initiative (UAMMI) has been awarded nearly $1 million in federal funds to produce carbon composite additive manufactured parts for the U.S. Air Force. This technology will give UAMMI the ability to 3D-print carbon-based replacement parts for legacy aircraft on demand, something often prohibitively expensive and time-consuming using traditional technologies.

UAMMI’s award constitutes a two-year, $928,000 project and is set to begin in June. The grant will come from the Air Force-driven MAMLS program (Maturation of Advanced Manufacturing for Low-Cost Sustainment), which was created in partnership with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and America Makes. 

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