Julia Hider Associate Editor

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

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

AM Technology

Autodesk Powermill 2019 CAM Software Supports Hybrid Manufacturing

Autodesk’s PowerMill 2019 CAM software includes developments that are designed to enhance existing functionality for high-efficiency machining and deposition.


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

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 AM System Revs Up Prototyping for Startup’s New Engine

The Desktop Metal Studio System demonstrates time and cost savings in prototyping and improving the parts for Lumenium’s IDAR engine. 


3D Printing Solves Workholding Bottleneck

A 3D printer from Markforged helped Elliott Tool Technology quickly and cost-effectively create fixturing and, eventually, end-use parts for customers.


3D-Printed Windform SP Part Helps Team Set New Speed Record

With no time left to make a NACA duct out of fiberglass using a mold and layup tooling, CRP USA 3D printed it from Windform SP to withstand the conditions of the Bonneville Salt Flats.

Metal AM

Software Streamlines Metal Additive Manufacturing Workflows

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

Renishaw Collaborates with Identify3D to Secure AM Processes

The goal is to protect digital intellectual property, enforce production rules and provide traceability in the digital supply chain for Renishaw’s AM systems.

Metal AM

AM Conference Speaker: SLM Solutions North America

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 AM

AM Conference Speaker: CGTech

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 Manufacturing

AM Conference Speaker: DMG MORI and Virgin Orbit

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 Manufacturing

AM Conference Speaker: Sodick

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.