By Mark Norfolk on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
Fabrisonic’s unique additive manufacturing utilizes ultrasonic welding to 3D print. This ultrasonic process is called solid-state welding. Solid-state just means there is no melting, all of the bonding occurs without a phase change. Unlike powder bed fusion where powder is melted, Fabrisonic’s technique scrubs off the layer of oxide that usually prevents the metals from naturally bonding together. When this oxide layer is removed, a little bit of pressure and a little bit of energy are all that is needed for nature to form a true metallic bond. For metals such as aluminum, the process will not go much above 200°F (lower than the lowest setting on the oven in your kitchen).
To see an infographic about how the solid-state science works, click HERE.
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