By Mark Norfolk on Friday, March 11th, 2022
Fabrisonic was recognized in the latest release of NASA’s Spinoff 2022 publications for its successful technology and capability developments in support of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
The article, A Novel additive manufacturing technique combines metals and embeds sensors details how Fabrisonic’s Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing process could be used to create a lighter weight, higher performing heat exchanger.
“The SBIR program is a godsend to small businesses as it allows us non-dilutive funding to perfect our craft,” comments Mark Norfolk, CEO, Fabrisonic
A burst water main is always a mess, but a pipe that fails in space can be mission-ending. That’s why NASA technologists must make hardware as reliable as possible.
This challenge spurred Scott Roberts, a technologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, to turn to a new kind of welding in the 3D printing industry. He thought ultrasonic additive manufacturing (and Fabrisonic) could improve spacecraft components’ reliability. Now one company that used the technique to build parts for Roberts is manufacturing parts for industries from aeronautics to oil drilling. Click here to read the entire article