By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, March 8th, 2016
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 the welding system and enables the 3D printing of metal features on the outer diameter of a shaft, cylinder or pipe. It can be used for applications such as cladding expensive metals onto inexpensive substrates, adding intermittent stiffeners to pressure vessels and adding 3D features to standard barstock.