Staff Picks: Our Favorite Stories from 2018
Additive Manufacturing editors share their favorite stories of AM users, 3D printing applications and adjacent technologies from the past year.
We’ll be posting our usual top 10 list of most-read stories from 2018 later this week, but before we reveal those results, we asked the editors of Additive Manufacturing to share the stories they most enjoyed writing this year. Watch what they said in this video, and find links to the staff favorites mentioned below.
Stephanie Hendrixson, Senior Editor: Innovation at Catalysis Additive Tooling
Senior Editor Stephanie Hendrixson’s favorite story is about Catalysis Additive Tooling. “As the name suggests, Catalysis is using 3D-printed tooling to make parts, but they’re doing it in a way I’ve never seen done before,” she says. Read the feature and find another unusual tooling example.
Peter Zelinski, Editor-in-Chief: Machine Learning Issue
“I love the work we did on machine learning,” says Peter Zelinski. “Additive manufacturing is arriving. Artificial intelligence is arriving.” Find the machine learning issue here and keep up with our reporting on this emerging topic in the machine learning zone.
Christina Fuges, Contributing Editor: How Roush 3D-Printed an Engine Block
“My favorite story of 2018 would have to be when I had the chance to work with the Advanced Engineering Group at Roush to document their experimenting with a 3D-printed cylinder head,” says Christina Fuges. Read what they learned about additive manufacturing.
Brent Donaldson, Senior Editor: The ADAPT Center and the Promise of Data
Senior Editor Brent Donaldson’s favorite story is about the qualification process for 3D-printed aerospace parts. “Public-private partnerships like Colorado’s ADAPT Center are aiming to decode the fundamental physics,” of additive manufacturing, he says. Read about research taking place at the ADAPT Center and its promise for the future of AM.
Barbara Schulz, European Correspondent: Metal AM in Formula One Racing
“One of the most interesting stories I have written this year in my opinion was about my visit to the Sauber Formula One team in Switzerland,” says Barbara Schulz. Find out how Sauber is using production-scale metal AM machines to produce parts for its cars as well as 60 percent scale models for wind tunnel testing.
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