Story excerpt provided by ENGINEERING.com.
Written by Andrew Wheeler.
Fabrisonic, a company based in Columbus Ohio, has a different approach to metal 3-D printing. When most people think of metal AM, they think of powder bed metal printing, a process where layers of powdered metal are laser-sintered one at a time until an object is formed. Fabrisonic’s approach uses thin films of metal foil, which it prints layer by layer, then adds rapid vibration and a little subtractive machining for good measure.
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Originally published May 4, 2015.