Happy 6th Birthday Fabrisonic!!!

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

You say it’s your birthday?!!! Well it’s our birthday too!!!  It’s officially Fabrisonic’s 6th big day, and we are still in business.  Since half of all business’ fail in the first five years, we are pretty happy. Over the last six years we have grown from one employee to seven (seven and half if you
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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble at MS&T!!!

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, October 9th, 2017

Well, maybe “rumble” isn’t the word.  Get ready to hear some amazing presentations?!  Doesn’t seem to have the same ring to it. This week is MS&T in Pittsburgh, PA and started yesterday on Sunday, October 8th.  There are a bunch of presentations going on with a variety of subjects.  Our very own Dr. Adam Hehr
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Free Pass to FABTECH Anyone?

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Fabrisonic will be in Chicago at FABTECH on November 6th-9th.  If you are planning on being in the area and want to attend, we have a FREE EXPO PASS for you.  For those who don’t know, FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event.  They are rapidly picking up on the
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Fabrisonic Welcomes Expanded Capacity with New SonicLayer™ 4000

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Last week, Fabrisonic welcomed another SonicLayer™ 4000 machine to our production metal 3D printing facility.  Shoehorning a nine-ton machine into place took a bit of skill, but Meyer’s Movers did a great job. We made a video that showcases all the fun HERE. Fabrisonic’s production machines start out life as a commercial 3 Axis CNC
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Support Material of the Future

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Support materials have always been important in the world of metal 3D printing to enable printing complex overhangs and intricate internal features.  When it comes to Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM), which is obviously the coolest of all the metal additive forms, many fillers have been tried.  Some past examples are ice, rock candy, and even
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3DPrint.com Featuring One of Our Own

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

The online publication 3DPrint.com is full of everything 3D printing and more.  They have a great ongoing series highlighting the ladies driving the 3d printing revolution.  This week, they chose to highlight our very own Hilary Johnson.  She took a very unusual route to get here and has some advice for anyone willing to listen. 
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Engineering.com Video Interviewing Fabrisonic

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

Mark Norfolk, President of Fabrisonic, recently had a video interview with Jim Anderton on Engineering.com.  They chatted about Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) and how it’s different from other forms of additive such as low temperatures.  Mark touches on how the process works and some of the advantages such as embedding electronics to measure strain or
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RAPID Recap with 3DPrint.com

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, June 5th, 2017

Not too long ago, Fabrisonic had a booth at the 2017 RAPID in Pittsburg.  For those who don’t know, RAPID is a large 3D printing tradeshow.  They move around to a different city every year in the month of April or May. While there, Fabrisonic got noticed by 3DPrint.com among other companies with cool technologies. 
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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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