Fabrisonic LLC

Columbus,  OH 
United States
http://www.fabrisonic.com
  • Booth: 1526

Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) is a revolutionary process technology that uses sound to merge thin layers of metal. The process produces true metallurgical bonds with full density in metals as varied as aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and titanium. UAM enables you to… Make parts with multiple metals The solid state nature of the UAM bond allows for welding of dissimilar metals without forming brittle intermetallic as in a fusion welding process. Embed Wires or Sensors in Metal UAM makes embedding reinforcing members such as carbide fibers, stainless steel meshes, or even shape memory alloys simple. Structural components can be manufactured as a metal matrix, to form superior, high-performance composite structures. Produce Complex Shapes In combining additive and subtractive process capabilities, UAM can create components with deep slots, hollow, latticed, or honeycombed internal structures, and other complex geometries impossible through conventional manufacturing processes.


 Press Releases

  •                                                                                                               Contact: Robert Felber

                                                                                                                      Felber PR & Marketing

                                                                                                                                Phone (330) 963-3664  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                          RobFelber@felberpr.com    

                                                       

    FABRISONIC ISSUED PATENT FOR CO-LOCATION OF ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE ELEMENTS IN ULTRASONIC ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

    Improved accuracy and large build volume without increasing machine footprint

    Columbus, Ohio, USA, February 21, 2017 – Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printing applications, utilizing Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) technology was issued a patent (Invention number 9,446,475) for a system to co-locate both the additive and subtractive elements of their Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing equipment. The patent covers enhancements to the Fabrisonic hybrid metal 3D printers. The patented UAM weld head becomes a tool in the CAT 50 tool changer of a standard CNC mill. 

     “By co-locating the welding and milling functions, accuracy can be improved and overall build volume can be increased without increasing machine footprint,” states Fabrisonic’s CEO Mark Norfolk. “Our patents now count 10, which adds confirmation to Fabrisonic’s leadership in developing metal 3D printers.” Fabrisonic developed the technology along with Dave Bartholomew and Charles Sidlosky from Ultra Tech Machinery (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio).

    About Fabrisonic

    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 and other thermally sensitive materials such as electronics. 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+    (Drawing attached)

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  • Contact: Robert Felber

                                                                                                                      Felber PR & Marketing

                                                                                                                                Phone (330) 963-3664  

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                       RobFelber@felberpr.com    

                                                       

    JUSTIN WENNING OF FABRISONIC NAMED TO FORBES MAGAZINE 30 UNDER 30

    Forbes Magazine Highlights Young Disrupters Who Are Changing the World

    Columbus, Ohio, USA, January 30, 2017 – Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printing applications, utilizing Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) technology, is thrilled to announce that engineer Justin Wenning was recognized in the 6th annual Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List. The list includes 30 honorees for each of the 20 categories that make up the list.   All under 30 years old, the honorees were vetted by a panel of judges in their respective fields. Over 15,000 online submissions were received, making it a 4% acceptance rate. Mr. Wenning’s listing is found at http://www.forbes.com/profile/justin-wenning/

    Wenning is responsible for building next generation hardware for Fabrisonic’s customers, especially radiation shielding testing components for satellites. He also leads a project for NASA, focusing on the capabilities of heat exchanger design and fabrication. Wenning completed his BS in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University with a focus on solid state welding processes and power ultrasonics.  In July 2016, Wenning was featured in the Society of Mechanical Engineer’s (SME) 30 Under 30 Future Leaders of Manufacturing. SME’s full list here.

    About Fabrisonic

    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 and other thermally sensitive materials such as electronics. 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+    (Photo attached)

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 Products

  • Embedding Sensors and Electronics
    The combination of additive and subtractive stages in UAM
    allows components to be integrated into the part along the way....

  • The combination of additive and subtractive stages in UAM
    allows components to be integrated into the part along the way.
    The difference with UAM, compared to other 3D metal printing
    technologies, is its low processing temperature. This is important
    when it comes to embedding sensors and electronics as these
    materials are easily damaged at elevated temperatures. UAM
    enables functional embedding of sensors, electrical circuits,
    smart materials, and other temperature sensitive components
    into fully dense metallic structures.


    EMBEDDING ELECTRONICS WITH UAM


    Thermocouples, pressure transducers, USB ports, plastic connectors,
    accelerometers, and strain sensors have been successfully integrated into metal
    components with UAM.
    The most exciting research is Fiber Optic
    Bragg Gratings (FBG). The general strategy for
    embedding a sensor or electrical component
    begins by making a “pocket” or “crevice” in the
    structure through the CNC stage of the UAM
    machine. For smaller devices, this pocket may
    not be needed. Then, the device is placed into
    the pocket for encapsulation using the additive
    welding stage. For some applications, epoxy
    or another dielectric material may be used to
    “pot” the device to constrain, protect, provide
    structural support, and to insulate it from
    the neighboring metal material. The additive
    stage continues to build material to reach the
    required part size.


    To read more about building sensors into metal, go to our website www.fabrisonic.com
    or visit www.makepartsfast.com/how-to-embed-sensors-into-metal/.