Fabrisonic LLC just announced the launch of a new line of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) technology and equipment, and unveiled its new products at a launch event this week to a select group of attendees of the Materials Science & Technology 2011 Conference.
Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) is a disruptive technology that provides manufacturers a new way to create metal parts. It is a solid-state Additive Manufacturing (AM) process that uses sound waves to weld thin layers of similar and/or dissimilar metals together. Like other AM processes, UAM offers high-speed processing and less material waste compared to traditional subtractive processes. It is considered a breakthrough technology because it produces bonding of metals without melting, which opens up a new world of products in metal matrix composites and embedded sensors/actuators.
Fabrisonic’s new line of equipment includes a production machine with a 6-ft. x 6-ft. x 3-ft. work envelope that makes it possible to produce large parts. The rest of the new Fabrisonic line contains UAM equipment for research and development environments. Says Mark Norfolk, President of Fabrisonic, “We are very excited to introduce UAM technology and equipment for both applied R&D and full-scale production environments. The possibilities for industry and government applications are vast.”
Fabrisonic is a joint-venture between EWI, a leading engineering consulting and manufacturing technologies company based in Columbus, Ohio, and Solidica, Inc., a technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan that first developed the Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing process.
Parties interested in learning more about Fabrisonic and UAM technology and equipment should contact Mark Norfolk at [email protected] or 614.688.5223.