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.