Fabrisonic LLC is an innovative manufacturing technology company that provides 3D metal printing services in a wide range of metals through the patented Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process. As a technology focused small business, Fabrisonic has the technical capability and agility needed for the emerging fast-paced manufacturing world. The commitment to quality is evidenced through several quality awards from industrial customers.
Fabrisonic was formed in 2011 to consolidate the intellectual property of EWI, an Ohio based 501c(3) research organization, and a Michigan based for profit company, Solidica. Fabrisonic controls nine patents covering all aspects of UAM. Fabrisonic’s first machine, the SonicLayer 7200 was built prior to 2011 through an Ohio Third Frontier technology development program. Following the success of its first machine, Fabrisonic developed and built a smaller, research-platform machine, the SonicLayer R200, and a mid-sized production model, the SonicLayer 4000. These machines help to shorten lead times for prototypes and production parts that we make for both commercial and government partners.
Mark Norfolk, PE – President & CEO
With over a decade of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, Mr. Norfolk leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology. Mr. Norfolk led EWI’s development and research into UAM for four years leading up to the inception of Fabrisonic and has been with the company ever since. Prior to joining EWI, Mr. Norfolk held numerous manufacturing and management positions at Deere & Company in Moline, Il. Mr. Norfolk holds an MBA from The University of Iowa and a Bachelors of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Cameron Benedict – Welding Engineer
Cam graduated from The Ohio State University in 2011 with a BA in Psychology and commissioned into the Ohio Army National Guard at the same time. He then went back to OSU and finished his BS in Welding Engineering the summer of 2013. Cam started at Fabrisonic as an intern during the summer of 2012 and has been hooked on hybrid manufacturing ever since.
Brian Miracle – Principal Technician
Brian utilizes more than 15 years of hands on experience in fabrication and the manufacturing industry. He currently holds as AAS in electromechanical engineering. As the principal technician for Fabrisonic, he provides support for engineering staff , quality control and assists with production based activities.
Hilary Johnson – Engineering and Marketing
Hilary has a BBA and MBA both focusing on marketing from the University of Toledo. She also has an AAS in mechanical engineering technology from Columbus State Community College. She has a hybrid job of doing both marketing and engineering for the company. With a diverse background in consulting, teaching, engineering and more, she wears many hats in the company to help grow the business.
Justin Wenning – Welding Engineer
Justin is a welding engineer who graduated from The Ohio State University in 2015. He has been a wonderful addition to the Fabrisonic group with expanding our knowledge on heat exchangers and working directly with NASA. Justin was awarded the prestigious Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 in 2017. This is the second 30 Under 30 Award for Mr. Wenning who won the SME (Society of Mechanical Engineers) 30 Under 30 Award in July 2016.
Adam Hehr, PhD – Research Engineer
Dr. Hehr has seven years of experience in various R&D environments, covering the elds of vibration, structural health monitoring, sensor development, material science, and UAM. As Fabrisonic’s Research Engineer, Dr. Hehr is the technical lead on many research programs, including the company’s embedded fiber optic strain sensor technology. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University—specializing in the UAM process.