Manufacturing Lunch 'n' Learn Series

SyncShow Interactive

WIRE-Net's Lunch 'n' Learn series, presented by SyncShow, a leader in inbound marketing for manufacturers, features local successful manufacturing leaders with great lessons to share. You can learn from their stories of what it took to get where they are today, and what they are doing to continue growing toward the future.


Building a Vibrant Tech Startup in
the Exciting World of 3D Printing

Fabrisonic LLC

Fabrisonic is turning the 3D metal printing world on its edge with a completely different way to do additive manufacturing. They provide 3D metal printing services in a wide range of metals through the patented ultrasonic additive manufacturing process. Come hear the story of an unlikely group of engineers at a non-profit who built a business in the exciting world of 3D printing without a dime of outside investment.

Fabrisonic Big Blue

The State of Ohio has many wonderful programs to help Ohio companies develop and commercialize cutting edge technology. Learn about some of the successes and failure as the group navigated non-dilutive funding and built a successful 3D printing business.

Mark is an engineer and metallurgist, but can talk to normal people. With over a decade of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, he leads Fabrisonic in the commercialization of Ultrasonic Additive Manufacturing (UAM) Technology.

About Our Speaker
Mark Norfolk

Bringing 15 years of experience in manufacturing, R&D, and shop floor management, Mark Norfolk is President & CEO of Fabrisonic LLC. Mark led EWI's development and research into UAM for four years leading up to the inception of Fabrisonic. The first machine, the SonicLayer 7200, was built prior to 2011 through an Ohio Third Frontier technology development program. Fabrisonic was formed in 2011 to consolidate the intellectual property of EWI, an Ohio based 501c(3) research organization, and a Michigan based for profit. Prior to joining EWI, Mark held numerous manufacturing and management positions over a decade at Deere & Company in Moline, IL. He holds an MBA from The University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science in Welding Engineering from The Ohio State University.