Adding UAM to the Text Books

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Additive Manufacturing (AM) has grown drastically in the last ten years in both plastics and metals.  ASTM F42 has defined several categories of AM processes.  Fabrisonic’s sheet lamination process, also known as Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) and 3D metal printing, is the only metal example under ASTM’s “sheet lamination” category .   However, sheet lamination
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Purdue University is Now a UAM Capable Facility

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

There is a new team in the UAM family.  Dr. James Gilbert, of the Mechanical Engineering department at Purdue University, facilitated the purchase of a SonicLayer R200 UAM machine.  The small scale UAM system was installed in March and is already contributing to student projects.  Dr. Gilbert’s work in ultrasonic additive manufacturing ranges from understanding
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Fabrisonic 3D Printing Process Finalist for CTMA Award

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, April 10th, 2017

Last week Fabrisonic was selected as a finalist for the CTMA Technology Award.  The CTMA program, created in 1998, is a joint Department of Defense/NCMS effort promoting collaborative technology validation, demonstration, and transition within DoD. Its objective is to ensure American troops and their equipment have the most up-to-date and best-maintained platforms, technologies and tools
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Thank You Crain’s Cleveland Business!!!

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Crain’s Cleveland Business has been writing about Fabrisonic, and we love and appreciate it!  So, we thought we would pass along the article. It covers our unique 3D printing process and a Cuyahoga Falls company that we partner with to help make the machines called Ultra Tech Machinery. It just goes to show that there
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Happy International Women’s Day

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Here at Fabrisonic, we support the role of women in today’s world.  Woman can bring a different perspective and way of thinking that can be extremely beneficial for every company, large or small, for- profit or non-profit. Since we are a small technology start-up company, we encourage young ladies to get involved in Science, Technology,
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Measuring Strain Inside Metals

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Fabrisonic has collaborated with Micron Optics to understand the strain response of embedded fiber Bragg grating sensors in aluminum.  Micron Optic’s si155 Hyperion allowed Fabrisonic to evaluate strain response 100X faster than done previously thanks to the interrogator’s high sampling rate.  Micron Optic’s ENLIGHT software also allowed easy assessment of the sensors post embedding and
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EWI Colorado Making Headlines

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

EWI (Edison Welding Institute) who is an affiliate of Fabrisonic opened a new innovation location in Loveland, Colorado last year.  They were recently featured in an article in CompanyWeek to which they touched on Fabrisonic’s capabilities. The new EWI location opens the door to all of EWI’s expertise which includes materials joining and forming, advanced
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Congratulations AGAIN Justin!!!

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

The boy man wonder strikes AGAIN! Justin was recently awarded the prestigious Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30.  This is the second 30 Under 30 Award for Mr. Wenning who won the SME (Society of Mechanical Engineers) 30 Under 30 Award back in November. All of the Forbes honorees are under 30 years of age from
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FutureTech Podcast

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

Mark Norfolk, president of Fabrisonic, was recently featured on a podcast for FurtureTech.  The interview talks about our 3D printing process and how it compares to other techniques.  The science of how Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) is also discussed in terms that are very easy to understand. Mark also talks about applications of the process
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Our Gift to You this Holiday Season

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

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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