Congratulations to EWI’s New Ventures!


One of Fabrisonic’s primary owners has had a banner spring.   We are excited for all of the new opportunities that are opening up for them:

EWI is opening another location in Buffalo, New York.  As part of the Buffalo Billion Investment Development Plan, they will launch a new advanced manufacturing institute.  This investment plan was developed by the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council.  It will help to grow the Buffalo area to become one of the leading areas in new technologies and research. EWI will also be able to work with Erie Community College and grow even further.  To read more, visit the Buffalo Business First site and click HERE for a full article.

 In addition to Buffalo, EWI will also be a part of the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) in Canton, Michigan.  Combining efforts with The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan, they will create and expand advanced lightweight materials and utilize education and training programs to help equip a new workforce. Click ALMMII to read more about what it can offer.

For more exciting and upcoming news, visit the EWI official site.

Hybrid AM Systems

This month there has been a lot of buzz about the ‘new’ trend in 3D Printing to have hybrid systems.  Hybrids combine additive with subtractive systems to remove post processing.  Leslie Langnau mentioned this trend in her column this week covering AMUG.  She predicts that we will see more of these hybrid systems in the next few years.   Another article showed up this month in Manufacturing Engineering (p67).  The article extols the virtues of combining different technologies on a single system, in particular additive technologies with machining technologies.

Of course Fabrisonic’s SonicLayer line of machines are all based off of commercial CNC platforms.  The SonicLayer 4000 and 7200 both start as three axis CNC mills.  This allow for high precision in the final shape and avoids post processing steps.  Generally parts come out of the machine in their final desired shape.  It is good to get market confirmation that our original approach has value.