Fabrisonic Develops Satellite Heat Exchanger with smaller, more affordable SonicLayer 1200

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, February 1st, 2021

Fabrisonic has consistently proven the ability to create quality, hermetic heat exchangers with complex internal geometries using Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).  These heat exchangers have even endured NASA Jet Propulsion Lab’s harsh testing criteria. However, these parts have almost exclusively been printed on Fabrisonic’s larger machines like the SonicLayer® 7200.  Until now… Fabrisonic’s recent inceptionRead more

Small business partners honored by Oak Ridge National Laboratory

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, November 30th, 2020

  Fabrisonic, a Columbus, Ohio, manufacturer that specializes in 3D metal printing, won in the small business category. The company provides custom-designed equipment in support of ORNL research. “We’re thrilled to be selected by ORNL as the small business of the year.  This is a testament to the hard work of the Fabrisonic team and uniqueRead more

When Two Worlds Collide: Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing Meets Powder Bed Fusion

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, October 26th, 2020

Dan King, Fabrisonic (Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.)             Fabrisonic has become known for 3D printing unique features in the additive manufacturing (AM) space due to its use of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM).  The process’s key benefits include combining dissimilar metals, creating parts with complex internal geometries, and embedding sensors into solid metalRead more

Manufacturing Amorphous Wear and Corrosion Resistant Cladded Surfaces using Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) White Paper

By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

  Due to their unique microstructure, amorphous metals combine ultrahigh strength with high hardness and can sustain larger reversible deformations than crystalline alloys in one single material. Amorphous metals are more corrosion resistant compared to conventional metals due to their lack of long-range periodicity, related grain boundaries and crystal defects such as dislocations.     However,Read more

Dan King’s Take on Working at Fabrisonic, UAM, and the Future of Additive Manufacturing

By Mark Norfolk on Friday, August 21st, 2020

We’re thrilled to feature Dan King, Production Engineer at Fabrisonic, on our blog. Dan started working at Fabrisonic as an intern and in May 2020, joined our staff full time upon graduation. Below, hear from Dan, about his engineering background, what he loves about working at Fabrisonic, and his predictions for the additive manufacturing industryRead more

The Benefits of a Hybrid Additive Manufacturing Process

By Mark Norfolk on Thursday, July 9th, 2020

Hybrid additive manufacturing is a newer term in the additive manufacturing industry used to describe machines that combine additive and subtractive operations within a unified machine framework. Thus, hybrid additive manufacturing machines can print and cut in one machine.  This is a logical combination since: Essentially ALL additive manufacturing processes have rough surface finishes orRead more

The Benefits of 3D Printing Flexible Electrical Connectors

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, May 18th, 2020

Foil-based flexible electrical connectors are widely used in industry for applications where relative motion exists between two surfaces.  Often times, customers come to Fabrisonic with a multitude of flexible electrical welding problems. This blog will delve into the traditionally-used joining techniques for foil-based welding and explains how our Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) process provides severalRead more

How to Begin Your Additive Manufacturing Journey

By Mark Norfolk on Monday, February 3rd, 2020

We’re thrilled to have our first guest blog from Dr. Edward D. Herderick. Dr. Herderick is a recognized leader in the commercialization of manufacturing technologies. He currently serves as the Director of Additive at The Ohio State University Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence. He previously was the Global Sales Leader for GE Inspection Technologies andRead more

Fabrisonic 2019 Year-In-Review

By Mark Norfolk on Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

In the new year, we find ourselves reflecting on all the fun we had over the last 12 months. Below are some of the highlights from our adventures in 3D printing. 2020 is already full of promise with some unbelievable new parts and customers. Stay tuned! February 2019– We started off the year by hostingRead more

SensePipe – 3D printing sensors into rocket fuel plumbing

By Mark Norfolk on Friday, October 4th, 2019

The solid-state nature of Fabrisonic’s Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) bond allows for encapsulation of all manner of wires, fibers, and sensors into a metallic substrate.  Over the years, Fabrisonic has embedded strain gauges, microphones, thermocouples, and even ultrasonic inspection sensors into solid metal parts.   By burying a sensor into solid metal the sensor is: HardenedRead more