Fabrisonic issued patent for ultrasonic additive manufacturing

Fabrisonic issued patent for ultrasonic additive manufacturing

Patent describes co-location of welding, subtractive elements in CNC mill.

February 22, 2017

Columbus, Ohio – Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printing applications, using ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) technology, was issued U.S. patent 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 of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Source: Fabrisonic LLC