Mark Norfolk is the President of Fabrisonic, a pioneering company in metal 3D printing. With over twenty fives years experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, Mr. Norfolk leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM). 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 Bachelors of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.
Low Temperature Metal Additive Manufacturing for Heat Exchangers
Over the last few years, 3D printing has promised designers freedom of geometry. Solid state (no melting) 3D printing processes are now allowing freedom of material. New processes leverage ultrasonic energy to produce metallurgical bonds between layers of metal foils near room temperature. This low temperature attribute of the process enables printing multiple metals in one part, creating complex internal channels, and embedding electronics into solid metal. These attributes have been leveraged to create millions of electrification components in the automotive space – both electrical busbars and complex heat exchangers.