April 23-26, 2018 | Fort Worth Convention Center | Fort Worth, TX | Exhibits April 24-26

Next Generation Heat Exchangers Realized Through Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing

Innovative Applications Power Up

Intermediate May 11, 2017 11:15 am - 11:25 am

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Mark Norfolk PE, President & CEO, Fabrisonic

Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) is a 3D metal printing technology which does not utilizes melting for part formation. Instead, ultrasonic scrubbing energy is used to join the metals together near room temperature without a controlled atmosphere. These attributes allow creation of large metal parts to be produced with aluminum alloys, dissimilar metals, and internal passageways for heat transfer devices. Recently, Fabrisonic has been developing next generation heat exchanger devices for the Jet Propulsion Lab at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in collaboration with Sheridan Solutions, LLC. These devices demonstrate as-built burst pressures upward of 2000 psi (130 bar), leak rates near 1e-9 cc/s, and channel widths near 0.375 in (9.5 mm). The use of a low melting point solder as a support material and hot isostatic pressing can be used to enhance performance even further.

Mark Norfolk PE

President & CEO
Fabrisonic

Mr. Norfolk has 15 years of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management. As Pr