Dr. Adam Hehr, Research Engineer at EWI affiliate Fabrisonic, recently published a technical paper, A Comprehensive Review of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing.
The paper provides a history, technology advancements, application areas and research behind ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM). This hybrid 3D metal printing technology uses ultrasonic energy to produce metallurgical bonds between layers of metal foils near room temperature. No melting occurs in the process – enabling customers to 3D print parts with:
- Embedded electronics such as sensors
- Multiple metals in single part
- Complex internal channels for thermal management and radio frequency devices
To download the technical paper, click below.