Matt Danford Senior Editor

Matt Danford Senior Editor

Matt joined the MMS team in 2006 after graduating from Ohio University (Bobcats, not Buckeyes!) with a B.S. degree in Journalism. Since then, MMS's senior editor has been traveling the country (and the world) to see manufacturing technology in action and to learn as much as possible from those who design and use it. With experience ranging from managing case study and industry news sections to feature writing and editing to event coverage, photography and engaging on social media, Matt is eager for any opportunity to spread wisdom that can help North American manufacturers succeed.

In 2019, Matt began writing a monthly column covering topics related to data-driven manufacturing. Other topics of particular interest include shop management, cutting tools, and moldmaking.

 


Moldmaking

Moldmaking Water-Flow Simulation Makes 3D-Printing Practical

Virtual prove-outs prove the worth of stirring things up, both within the cooling channels of individual molds and in the plastics industry at large.

Machine Learning

AI-Driven "Operating System" Makes Data Count

AI assistance could help additive manufacturing operations link engineering and design data to what is really happening on the factory floor.

Metal AM

Arcing away from Near-Net Forging

An electrical arc process joins a field of additive manufacturing technologies that could one day provide aerospace manufacturers with alternatives to near-net-shape forgings.

Additive Survey Shows Less Tinkering, More Practical Use

Conducted by Price Waterhouse Coopers and the Manufacturing Institute, a 2015 survey of 120 manufacturing professionals provides plenty of evidence of additive manufacturing technology’s rapid maturation.

Metal AM

High-Throughput Cell Segregates Additive, Subtractive Processes

The real value of building parts layer by layer isn't the potential to replace conventional, subractive machining, but to complement it.