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Q&A with John Malone of Kitty Hawk at FATHOM

  • FATHOM 620 3rd st Oakland United States (map)
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The FATHOM team is excited to host an exclusive invitation-only event with Kitty Hawk’s Director of Manufacturing—John Malone will join PJ Forslund and Chris Blower of FATHOM in a discussion on how the Kitty Hawk team quickly fabricated prototypes and production parts by leveraging 3D printing and additive manufacturing throughout product development, production, and assembly.

Discussion Highlights Include //

  • Taking an Additive Manufacturing Approach with FATHOM to Produce Production Parts for Ultralight Aircraft

  • Speeding Up Prototyping, Manufacturing, and Assembly Timelines By Way of FATHOM’s Additive & Traditional Methods

  • Leveraging FATHOM’s Engineering & Design Team—Technology & Material Expertise, Prototyping & Manufacturing Guidance, Application Problem-Solving

A limited amount of seats are available and you must be registered to attend—the invite-only event includes pastries, coffee, and other light refreshments during check-in and a tour of FATHOM will be held afterwards.

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WHEN & WHERE // FATHOM on Tuesday, March 19 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
FEATURED SPEAKER // John Malone, Director of Manufacturing at Kitty Hawk
FEATURED SPEAKER // Chris Blower, Engineering Program Manager at FATHOM
DISCUSSION MODERATOR // PJ Forslund, Account Manager at FATHOM (Moderator)


John Malone is Director of Manufacturing at Kitty Hawk, an aerospace company working to free the world from traffic. As the first member of the manufacturing team, John built the first prototype eVTOL Flyer in 2016. Since then he has grown the manufacturing team and fleet of airplanes by leveraging high-volume, automotive techniques. Before working on flying cars, John worked at Tesla where he lead the manufacturing engineering for Model S and Model X.

Chris Blower is a hardware engineer, designer, builder, and hacker. He joined the FATHOM team in 2017 as a mechanical engineer and works closely with companies who want to accelerate their product development process. Prior to FATHOM, he founded Queen B Robotics, a drone manufacturing company, worked as a propulsion engineer at GE Aircraft Engine Services, and contracted as a software developer for several startups. Chris Blower has Master’s degrees in Mechanical, Aerospace and Astronautic Engineering from The George Washington University, D.C. and Kingston University, UK.

PJ Forslund is an Account Manager at FATHOM with nearly a decade of tooling and injection molding experience. He joined in 2016, bringing with him manufacturing, engineering, project management, and business development experience. His background includes high-volume injection molding for the automotive industry, as well as material and technology guidance for low-to high-volume projects with accelerated timelines. PJ Forslund has a Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Dayton.