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Ohio-based metal 3D printing company Fabrisonic LLC has been granted a U.S. patent (number 9,446,475) for a process to co-locate the additive and subtractive elements of its ultrasonic additive manufacturing equipment. The company, known for its ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM) technology which uses sound waves to 3D print metal objects, says the patent covers enhancements to its hybrid metal 3D printers.
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Originally published February 23, 2017.