Brent Donaldson Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing

Brent Donaldson Senior Editor, Additive Manufacturing

Brent joined Gardner Business Media in the summer of 2017 as senior editor for Additive Manufacturing Magazine. He now splits his time between Additive and Modern Machine Shop—a dual role that presents a distinct opportunity to report on developments across today’s advanced manufacturing landscape. Before joining Gardner, Brent was editor-in-chief of a university magazine, and previously served as associate editor for Cincinnati Magazine. (Fun fact: Brent was the last journalist ever to interview Evel Knievel.) Today, Brent is interested in story pitches and leads relating to machining, advanced manufacturing, and all-things-AM and industrial 3D printing.


Automotive

Recap: The Additive Manufacturing Workshop for Automotive

The inaugural AM Workshop for Automotive at the North American International Auto Show brought together the world’s top automotive and additive manufacturing technology experts on one stage. Here’s what they had to say.

Automotive

Why GM’s Electric Future Is Also an Additive Future

Production capacity isn’t the only reason that additive has been slow to make inroads into the automotive industry. There is a larger barrier to entry—one that General Motors and Autodesk are working to overcome.

Polymer AM

A Global Tooling Manufacturer Goes 3D

Wilson Tooling International turns to Carbon’s DLS technology to reimagine a critical part.

Metal AM

A Public-Private Partnership Aims to Save Additive from Itself

Overwhelming process variables for metal additive manufacturing processes are derailing AM’s adoption for critical parts in aerospace. Colorado’s ADAPT Center—and its growing cache of data—is seeking common ground.

Medical

3D-Printed Hips Versus the World's Deadliest Mountain

3D-printed trabecular titanium hip implants—printed by Lima Corporate on Arcam EBM machines—helped legendary Italian mountaineer Romano Benet to continue scaling the world's most dangerous peaks.

Polymer AM

Farsoon Technologies’ Large-Volume Polymer 3D Printer Debuts in U.S.

The HT1001P, Farsoon's new large-volume polymer 3D printer, is set to be beta tested by two U.S. companies later this year. The system will eventually offer three tiers of automated production.

Metal AM

EOS to Unveil a New Metal Additive Platform, New Booth Design at IMTS

At its newly-designed booth for IMTS, EOS will debut the new M 300 Series metal additive platform: a four-laser system that features full-field overlap and increased productivity of four to 10 times over its workhorse M 290.

3D Printing Materials

Solving a Materials Challenge in Soft Robotics

A team from the University of Minnesota and the Army Research Lab has developed processes for fully 3D printing soft dielectric elastomer actuators without postprocessing steps.

Metal AM

At a Grand Opening, Sodick Reveals More Than New Machines

Along with launching a new line of hybrid machines, the world’s largest EDM manufacturer is tailoring one of its models specifically for postprocessing additive parts.

Hybrid Manufacturing

DMS Introduces Hybrid Machines, Doubles its Advanced Manufacturing Center

In quick succession, Diversified Machine Systems opened its Advanced Manufacturing Center and began to offer hybrid additive-subtractive machines. After just two years, the company plans to double the center’s size.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Hybrid Production, Not Just Prototyping, at Matsuura's New Additive Manufacturing Center

The new Matsuura Machinery USA Lumex Additive Manufacturing Center is one part lab, one part showroom and one part production facility—all meant to showcase the company’s hybrid manufacturing capabilities.

Metal AM

What Effect Does Gas Flow Have in Metal Additive Manufacturing?

Sintavia has partnered with one of the world’s leading providers of industrial gases in order to understand and improve metal AM’s most significant process variable.