Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Peter Zelinski helped to launch Additive Manufacturing in 2012. As the brand’s editor-in-chief, he is exploring the advance of 3D printing as a means of industrial production, increasingly including scale production. He is a regular speaker at the Additive Manufacturing Conference, and he is co-creator and co-host of a video series, The Cool Parts Show, which showcases interesting 3D printed end-use parts. In 2020, the series won Niche Media’s award for Best Use of Video. Pete also serves as editor-in-chief of Modern Machine Shop, a sister publication focused on metalworking and CNC machining, and the magazine he has been part of since the late 90s. A writer in his free time as well, he is the author of books on theology, and more recently of an e-book offering a reader’s appreciation of printed books, e-books and how they differ. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati.


Sustainability

Generative Design to Bring Weight and Cost Savings for Micromobility FUV

The “Fun Utility Vehicle” from Arcimoto is already in production, and already lightweight. But after just 30 days of redesign for additive manufacturing, the company discovered major components could be made lighter still, and production could be made simpler.

Polymer AM

AM’s 2020 Advance: How the Crisis Created Conditions for Additive Manufacturing to Leap Ahead

Stories we’ve found within the pandemic period reveal 3D printing’s promise for scalable, flexible production and rapid product development.

Metal AM

Drone Engine Maker Illustrates How Additive Manufacturing Well Suited to OEMs

This small company making small engines sees big wins from metal AM in terms of both product performance and responsiveness to the market. Here, size isn’t a factor in succeeding with AM — the application instead shows how the capability is at its best when it can serve both production and design.

Medical

How PrinterPrezz Aims to Realize a Manufacturing Model Tailored to Medical Devices

3D printing for orthopedic implants enables innovation and better patient outcomes, but a new type of manufacturer may be needed to realize this promise. A startup focused on implant development, approval and production via additive manufacturing includes surgeons among its founders.

Medical

Leader of New Jersey PPE 3D Printing Effort Tells Volunteers, “Stop Completely”

“PPE Made in the USA” delivers 5,000 3D printed face shields produced and distributed by 50 volunteers. As emergency passes, a high school STEM teacher’s response to the COVID-19 crisis reaches its conclusion.

Design for Additive

Drone Engine Replaces 13 Parts With 1: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Cobra Aero discovered an opportunity for redesign it might never have found without the COVID-19 interruption providing time for product development via 3D printing. The Cool Parts Show explores how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.

Production

3D Printing and Coronavirus: U.S. Additive Manufacturers Share Their Experiences

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought both setbacks and opportunities for American manufacturing. 3D printing companies share their stories. 

Production

Support Structures Hold Down Productivity, Says Velo3D

A build example involving an aircraft bracket illustrates the production rate increase resulting from more parts per build plus the elimination of support removal. A new system for quality monitoring aids production as well.

The Cool Parts Show

Implant Maker Increases Production: The Cool Parts Show Special Episode

Tangible Solutions has been 3D printing more implants than ever before as hospitals get ready for the coming surge in elective surgeries. The Cool Parts Show checks in to explore how additive manufacturing is advancing during the coronavirus crisis.

Production

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing promises to affect far more than manufacturing alone. When evaluating AM, the perspective needed is the view that sees the impacts all across the enterprise.

 

The Cool Parts Show

The Cool Parts Show Returns With Special Quarantine-Edition Episodes

Companies we’ve seen on the show are doing amazing work during the coronavirus crisis, plus the COVID-19 response includes a major AM production application. From 6 feet apart, we will tell these stories!

Metal AM

ExOne Using Metal 3D Printing with Controlled Porosity for Reusable Filters in Response to Coronavirus Crisis

Collaboration with University of Pittsburgh applies binder jet to produce an alternative to disposable masks that are in short supply.