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 anywhere in a solid metal part allow for unique capabilities in health monitoring.
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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 parts, the next step is to figure out how to inspect those parts. EWI, Fabrisonic’s parent company, is focused on developing leading-edge capabilities in additive manufacturing (AM) as well as nondestructive evaluation. Late last year, they acquired cutting-edge computed tomography (CT) equipment. Using the CT scanner, EWI was able to analyze a part that Fabrisonic had printed and came up with some interesting results.
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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 High Flux Isotope Reactor at ORNL to improve efficiency and reduce cost, sheet welding and more.
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