By Mark Norfolk on Thursday, March 26th, 2015
This week Fabrisonic commissioned our first machine in the United Kingdom. The proud owner of the SonicLayerR200 is Loughborough University. Loughborough has been active in 3D printing for many years. They recently made headlines by 3D printing replicas of King Richard III bones as part of a international archaeological discovery.
The researchers at Loughborough have been involved with Ultrasoinc Additive Manufacturing for a decade, and have one of the oldest machines still in service (1 kW). With the new R200’s 9+kW of power they will be able to extend their research to high strength alloys and metal matrix composites.