Fabrisonic LLC is an innovative manufacturing technology company that provides 3D metal printing services in a wide range of metals through the patented Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process. As a technology focused small business, Fabrisonic has the technical capability and agility needed for the emerging fast-paced manufacturing world. The commitment to quality is evidenced through several quality awards from industrial customers.
Fabrisonic was formed in 2011 to consolidate the intellectual property of EWI, an Ohio based 501c(3) research organization, and a Michigan based for profit company, Solidica. Fabrisonic controls nine patents covering all aspects of UAM. Fabrisonic’s first machine, the SonicLayer 7200 was built prior to 2011 through an Ohio Third Frontier technology development program. Following the success of its first machine, Fabrisonic developed and built a smaller, research-platform machine, the SonicLayer R200, and a mid-sized production model, the SonicLayer 4000. These machines help to shorten lead times for prototypes and production parts that we make for both commercial and government partners.
***EWI is an independent, not-for-profit, membership-based organization with the mission to advance and apply materials joining technology. Established in 1984 and located in Columbus, Ohio, EWI’s 140+ technical and administrative staff supports over 300 government and industrial organizations, at 3300 sites across the country and abroad. EWI’s efficient operating model provides the effective program management capability and technical knowledge necessary to successfully execute government programs.
Mark Norfolk, PE – President & CEO
With over twenty years experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, Mr. Norfolk leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology. Mr. Norfolk led EWI’s development and research into UAM for four years leading up to the inception of Fabrisonic and has been with the company ever since. Prior to joining EWI, Mr. Norfolk held numerous manufacturing and management positions at Deere & Company in Moline, Il. Mr. Norfolk holds an MBA from The University of Iowa and a Bachelors of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Jason Riley, PhD – Chief Operating Officer
Dr. Riley joined Fabrisonic after serving as the COO for a materials science JPL/Caltech spinoff company, where he led operations for more than three years and helped to build the company from the ground up. While there he built out a 14,000sf end-to-end R&D and manufacturing facility to conduct research and production of amorphous metal gears and other components through injection molding, additive manufacturing, and precision machining. He has also served as a Marine Corps infantry officer for more than 18 years (active and reserve), has extensive experience in planning and operations, and recently served as the battalion commander for the Marine Corps’ southwestern reserve infantry battalion.
Adam Hehr, PhD – Research Engineer
Dr. Hehr has seven years of experience in various R&D environments, covering the welds of vibration, structural health monitoring, sensor development, material science, and UAM. As Fabrisonic’s Research Engineer, Dr. Hehr is the technical lead on many research programs, including the company’s embedded fiber optic strain sensor technology. He has a PhD in mechanical engineering from the Ohio State University—specializing in the UAM process.
Dan King – Manufacturing Engineer
Dan is a Production Engineer who received his Mechanical Engineering degree from The Ohio State University in 2020. His work in Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing has encompassed a wide range of topics, spanning from embedded fiber optic sensors, circumferential printing on round geometries, to complex heat exchangers. He also oversees the design, maintenance, and training of the SonicLayer 1200 machines. In 2021, Dan was a recipient of the Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME)’s “30 Under 30” award.
Ben Stefanko - Engineer
Ben is a production engineer who graduated from The Ohio State University in 2021 with a B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. His senior capstone project involved additive manufacturing of regenerative cooling channels for Nuclear Thermal Propulsion. His work here at Fabrisonic has involved evaluating potential uses of UAM in space.
Brian Miracle – Principal Technician
Brian utilizes more than 15 years of hands on experience in fabrication and the manufacturing industry. He currently holds as AAS in electromechanical engineering. As the principal technician for Fabrisonic, he provides support for engineering staff , quality control and assists with production based activities.
Ryan Martin – Technician
Bio coming soon…
Maureen Coffey – Inside Sales
Maureen joined the company in 2018 as our inside sales representative. Maureen has been involved in sales, customer and marketing support across a number of industries over the past two decades. She provides the human touch to our highly technical world, helping to translate customer business requirements into engineering strategy. She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Simpson College.