Heather Caliendo Contributing Editor

Heather Caliendo Contributing 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. She received her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of Oklahoma.


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

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.

Additive Manufacturing at NPE2018, from Prototyping to Production

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

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Formlabs Process to Deliver Custom 3D-Printed Earbuds

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."

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3D-Printed Sneakers Gaining Traction

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


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

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.

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

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


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

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


Material Freedom

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


Additive Manufacturing: Front and Center at SPE’s ACCE

Ford discusses Carbon3D's layerless 3D printing technology.