Julia Hider Associate Editor

Julia Hider graduated from Ohio State University in 2014 with a B.A. in journalism, after which she became an author, freelance writer and content specialist. She joined Gardner Business Media as an assistant editor with Modern Machine Shop in 2017. In 2018, she joined Production Machining as an associate editor, where she wrote about the precision machining and was involved in the PMPA’s NextGen committee. She returned to Modern Machine Shop in 2020, where she is now an associate editor covering the metalworking industry.

5 Ways to Use AM in a Turning Shop

By: Julia Hider

Additive manufacturing systems are not replacing lathes, but the two processes can work together and complement one another.
#basics #machining

Listen: Podcast Discusses Trends, Benefits of Metal AM for Moldmaking

By: Julia Hider

An episode of the Manufacturing Alliance podcast recorded live at NPE2018 features industry experts discussing who benefits from using additive manufacturing in moldmaking and which AM trends are helping moldmakers.
#metal #moldmaking

Software Streamlines Metal Additive Manufacturing Workflows

By: Julia Hider

Replacing three software packages with 3DXpert from 3D Systems reduced one company’s file processing time and increased its productivity.
#metal

AM Conference Speaker: SLM Solutions North America

By: Julia Hider

As selective laser melting is used more often to manufacture end-use metal components, SLM Solutions North America’s technical director will highlight recent developments that help monitor and document production processes for consistent, reliable parts.
#metal #AMConference

AM Conference Speaker: CGTech

By: Julia Hider

The product manager for CGTech’s Vericut simulation software will discuss working with partners to identify challenges of hybrid manufacturing and improve its software.
#hybrid #metal #AMConference

Aerospace

AM Conference Speaker: DMG MORI and Virgin Orbit

By: Julia Hider

Virgin Orbit and DMG MORI will discuss the aerospace company’s experience as the first adopter of the machine tool manufacturer’s hybrid AM machine.
#hybrid #metal #AMConference

AM Conference Speaker: Sodick

By: Julia Hider

A talk by Sodick’s additive business development manager will trace the journey of one AM user from traditional manufacturing to AM and hybrid manufacturing, exploring the questions and opportunities at each transition.
#hybrid #metal #AMConference

Tooling

AM Conference Speaker: John Deere

By: Julia Hider

A talk by John Deere senior staff engineer Eric Johnson will focus on the challenges of using additive manufacturing for end-use parts, and how to overcome them.
#prototyping #AMConference

Design

AM Conference Speaker: PADT and Concept Laser

By: Julia Hider

The two companies will discuss collaborating to 3D print hard-to-find spare metal parts on demand for a World War II- and Korean War-era fighter bomber.
#metal #AMConference

AM Conference Speaker: Plural Additive Manufacturing

By: Julia Hider

Plural Additive Manufacturing will address what it means to incorporate AM into a business, and the thinking and steps required to take advantage of this technology.
#polymer #AMConference

Aerospace

AM Conference Speaker: NASA

By: Julia Hider

Dr. Paul McConnaughey of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center will highlight how AM is essential to deep space exploration.
#AMConference

AM Conference Speakers: Methods 3D and B&J Specialty Inc.

By: Julia Hider

A presentation delivered by Methods 3D and its customer B&J Specialty will highlight the latter’s success in 3D printing conformally cooled molds.
#metal #moldmaking #AMConference