Heather Caliendo Senior Editor

Heather Caliendo serves as Senior Editor for Plastics Technology magazine where she writes and edits feature stories for the recycling and 3D printing sectors. Heather has been covering the global plastics industry since 2012, with a specific focus on end-market trends and sustainability. She started her career writing about aerospace and technology at The Journal Record, a daily business newspaper in Oklahoma. She received her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. PRESS KIT

Medical & Dental

FDA Grants Formlabs Emergency Use Authorization for 3D Printed Ventilator Component

By: Heather Caliendo

Formlabs has the capacity to produce up to 3,000 3D printed adapters a day and is now shipping the adapters to hospitals for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
#polymer

Additive Manufacturing at NPE2018, from Prototyping to Production

By: Heather Caliendo

Attending NPE2018 next week? Here's what to expect from an additive manufacturing perspective, including a new zone and workshop focused on 3D printing.

Consumer Goods

Formlabs Process to Deliver Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds

By: Heather Caliendo

A process that uses the Form 2 3D printer and Formlabs resin to produce custom silicone ear molds is part of the "year of mass customized earbuds."
#polymer

Consumer Goods

3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

By: Heather Caliendo

Under Armour, Adidas, Nike and New Balance are applying different additive manufacturing technologies and materials for customized kicks.
#polymer

Production

Windform Composite 3D Printing Materials Enable Lightweight, Flexible Air Inlet

By: Heather Caliendo

CRP Technology recently developed a new front air inlet for a Moto3 racing customer, which was manufactured in Windform materials by using an SLS additive manufacturing technique.
#composites #lightweighting #prototyping

Automotive

Mercedes-Benz Turns to 3D Printing for Plastic Spare Parts

By: Heather Caliendo

This marks the first time the company is offering 3D-printed spare parts.
#spareparts #polymer

AM’s Getting "Bigger" In More Than Just Cars

By: Heather Caliendo

Large-scale additive manufacturing is disrupting the (already disruptive) 3D printing field.
#largeformat #composites #polymer

Materials

Material Freedom

By: Heather Caliendo

A maker of engineered plastic components applies a 3D printer that uses the same granulate as molding machines.
#polymer

Design

Additive Manufacturing: Front and Center at SPE’s ACCE

By: Heather Caliendo

Ford discusses Carbon3D's layerless 3D printing technology.
#polymer