Fabrisonic LLC, a manufacturer specializing in metal 3D printing applications achieves ISO 9001:2015 certification, an internationally recognized quality standard. In deciding to pursue this standard, Fabrisonic aims to have a quality management system focused on the customer, continuous improvement, and risk-based thinking so that quality problems can be prevented. Fabrisonic is commercializing ultrasonic additive manufacturing (UAM), a 3D metal printing process that joins thin metal foils to produce a three-dimensional product.
The scope of the registration for ISO 9001 covers UAM products, equipment, and R & D service. The journey towards ISO certification has allowed Fabrisonic to further hone existing continuous improvement efforts. One unique aspect of Fabrisonic’s ISO scope is the system did not just address production. Unlike many companies, Fabrisonic chose to incorporate its research and development efforts in its scope. According to Fabrisonic President, Mark Norfolk, “UAM is a new and exciting process, and as a result, much of the commercial efforts centers on first of its kind applications. We think it is important that all our production is covered by our quality system. It’s the way we do business.”
In 2020, Fabrisonic experienced strong growth and won Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Small Business of the Year award. Our quality system, bolstered by the addition the recent ISO 9001 certification, will further enhance our ability to serve our customers, continue to improve and impact future growth.