Our Gift to You this Holiday Season

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Fabrisonic has been working on a sensor project for NASA embedding fiber optic bragg gratings. In order to explain the process a little better, we have created a quick video. It shows how you can measure strain with a fiber optic cable the size of a single strand of hair. Fabrisonic can embed these sensors
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Analyzing 3D Printing of MMC

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Recently, Fabrisonic has spent a lot of time developing metal matrix composites (MMC) using our ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) process.  The printed MMC has tensile strengths in excess of 100 KSI at the same weight as aluminum.  This is of obvious interest to the aerospace community. While Fabrisonic has made great strides in printing complex MMC
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Five-Axis UAM to the Next Level

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 in Uncategorized. No Comments

Fabrisonic, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Tennessee recently collaborated on a paper about five-axis 3D printing for JOM: Journal of Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society titled Five-Axis Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing for Nuclear Component Manufacture.  Some of the highlights are 3D printing on a curved feature, redesigning a reactor component in the
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