Free Pass to FABTECH Anyone?

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 in News. No Comments

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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Support Material of the Future

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 in News. No Comments

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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Fabrisonic 3D Printing Process Finalist for CTMA Award

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, April 10th, 2017 in News. No Comments

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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New Infographic: Embedding Fiber Optics for Structural Health Monitoring

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 in News. No Comments

3D printing is frequently in the news for the amazing innovations it enables—but its capabilities actually go beyond even what many manufacturers realize. One such example is the ability to enable structural health monitoring or “smart sensing.” Fabrisonic recently worked with researchers at NASA to test ultrasonic 3D printing as a method for embedding fiber
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WireNet Event

By Mark Norfolk on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 in News. No Comments

Last week Fabrisonic had the opportunity to present to a group of Ohio manufacturers through the Wire-Net lunch and learn series.  Mark Norfolk, our President & CEO, talked about Fabrisonic’s journey from great idea to successful startup (hey, we are still here after five years).  There was a wide variety of manufacturer’s represented and the conversation
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New Infographic: Embedding Thermocouples in Solid Metal

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 in News. No Comments

Metal 3D printing provides engineers and manufacturers with a completely new level of design freedom. One specific example of this is the ability to safely embed sensitive electronics in solid metal. Our new infographic, Embedding Thermocouples in Solid Metal, shows how Fabrisonic’s ultrasonic additive manufacturing technology uniquely does what conventional joining cannot—that is, encasing thermocouples in
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Scrambled Eggs Takes Seventh Place

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 in News. No Comments

Fabrisonic recently helped out local high school students with manufacturing a robot for a battle-bot type competition called Xtreme Bots.  The team from Upper Arlington High School participated for their second year.  Their entry this year was lovingly named ‘scrambled eggs’.  All competitors were guaranteed three rounds of round-robin, and the top 16 seeds had
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Helping Boy Scouts Earn Badges

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 in News. 1 Comment

On Saturday, March 5th, Fabrisonic was involved in helping Boy Scouts earn their Welding Merit Badge. The daylong event hosted 22 scouts and showed them various aspects of welding.  Mark Norfolk, president of Fabrisonic, was present to demonstrate and explain our unique process and some of the science behind it. Other demonstrations included thermal cutting, non-arc
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New paper: Breakthroughs in Multi-Metal 3D Printing—Producing Multifunction Parts

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 in News. No Comments

For many designs, reducing the number of parts is critical to saving manufacturing time and reducing costs. For certain applications, it can also free up valuable space and weight—a game-changing factor for many industries. Our new whitepaper, Breakthroughs in Multi-Metal 3D Printing—Producing Multifunction Parts, takes a look at how manufacturers are able to create multifunctional structures
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Fabrisonic Upgrades the SonicLayer 7200

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 in News. No Comments

Fabrisonic uses our own SonicLayer 7200 to make parts for many of our customers.  This month, we invested in new capability for our in-house 7200 by adding a rotary axis.  The rotary will allow us to expand from orthogonal printing to axial printing. This additional rotary axis is designed to position a cylindrical part under
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