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ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING LEADER FABRISONIC ADDS NEW MACHINE TO
“AT CAPACITY” FACILITY
New SonicLayer 4000® Machine Increases Fabrisonic’s Production Capacity by 25%
Columbus, Ohio, USA, September 13th, 2017 – Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printing applications, adds a SonicLayer® 4000 machine to its operation (photos attached). The SonicLayer® 4000 utilizes the patented 9kW Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) welding head to additively manufacture solid metal parts. This new addition will increase Fabrisonic’s production capacity by 25% for building prototypes and production parts with reduced lead times.
The unique system is implemented with hybrid additive and subtractive capabilities using an integrated CNC machining all in the same open-air space. This includes a standard 50-taper 3-axis vertical machining center for achieving final dimensions at high accuracy and smooth finish. With an envelope size of 24” x 40” x 24”, the equipment has the ability to build parts four times the size of a standard powder bed AM machine.
“The demand for Fabrisonic’s UAM services has increased drastically throughout the last year and our machines were at capacity. The SonicLayer 4000 dramatically increase our output and affords us the
freedom to explore new markets and stay on the cutting-edge of additive manufacturing,” says Mark Norfolk, President.
The SonicLayer® 4000 is one of three machines that Fabrisonic utilizes. The company’s other machines include the SonicLayer® R200 which is primarily used for research and development of welding because it does not have a CNC attached, and the SonicLayer® 7200 which is the largest hybrid machine utilizing additive and subtractive processes with an envelope size of 6’ x 6’ x 3’.
Check out the SonicLayer 4000’s move in day in this video
Fabrisonic LLC is an innovative manufacturing technology company that provides 3D metal printing services in a wide range of metals through low‐temperature, Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing technology. The company utilizes a unique 3D metal printing process which harnesses sound waves to merge layers of metal foil in a process that requires no melting. Building in the solid-state enables Fabrisonic to join dissimilar metals to create new materials, have parts with complex internal geometry and embed sensors or electronics that can be protected from the harsh environments being assessed. The 3D metal printing process is used by a variety of industries to create complex components that have distinctive features and attributes not possible with traditional manufacturing techniques. For more information visit www.fabrisonic.com or call (614) 688-5197. Follow Fabrisonic on Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+