Eli Plaskett Assistant Editor

Eli Plaskett Assistant Editor

Eli Plaskett joined the Modern Machine Shop team in the fall of 2017. He graduated from Ohio University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and English. After college, he wrote freelance and travelled as a stand-up comedian for four years before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio. He is currently an Assistant Editor at Modern Machine Shop, writing blog posts and feature-length stories in addition to editing press releases for both Modern Machine Shop and its sister publication, Additive Manufacturing.

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DMG MORI Powder Bed Machine Sees North American Release

DMG MORI's Lasertec 30 SLM uses a modular powder bed to enable fast material changes between or even during the build. 


PolyJet Process Speeds Injection Mold Prototyping

By 3D printing prototype mold tools, German moldmaker Hans Geiger Spritzgießtechnik reduced both the time and money required to produce them.


Providing the Next Generation with Digital Fabrication Tools and Education

Equipped with machines from Roland DGA, the first 4-H Fab Lab will provide students in Lakeside, Arizona, with a chance to learn manufacturing skills at their own pace.


Conformally Cooled Injection Mold Reduces Cycle Time by 55 Percent

With Renishaw’s help, Kärcher ended its production bottleneck using 3D-printed molds with conformal cooling channels.