MIME Seminar: Solid State 3D Printing

Friday, April 10, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Nitschke Hall 1027, SSOE Seminar Room
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College of Engineering
Kathryn Rose

 MIME Seminar Series


Friday, April 10, 2020

1:00 – 2:00 PM

SSOE Seminar Room, NI 1027

Solid State 3D Printing

Presented By: Mark Norfolk, PE;  President and CEO of Fabrisonic 


Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) is a 3D metal printing technology which uses high frequency vibrations to scrub and weld both similar and dissimilar metal foils together. There is no melting in the process and no special atmosphere requirements are needed. Consequently, dissimilar metals can be joined together with little to no intermetallic compound formation, and large components can be manufactured. UAM systems are built into a CNC framework to utilize intermittent subtractive processes. These subtractive processes are used to introduce internal features as the component is being built and for net shaping. The CNC framework is also used for controlling the motion of the welding operation.


With over twenty years’ experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, Mr. Norfolk leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology. Mr. Norfolk led EWI’s development and research into UAM for four years leading up to the inception of Fabrisonic and has been with the company ever since. Prior to joining EWI, Mr. Norfolk held numerous manufacturing and management positions at Deere & Company in Moline, Il. Mr. Norfolk holds an MBA from The University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.

Participation is mandatory for all MIME graduate students

Light refreshments will be served at 12:40 

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