Stephanie Hendrixson

Polymer AM

Orion Gets a Lift from Electro-Static Dissipative (ESD) Material

NASA’s Orion spacecraft will include parts 3D-printed from electro-static dissipative Antero 800NA from Stratasys. Developing this material was an exercise in working within constraints.

Metal AM

Additive Manufacturing Moves Toward Tailored Materials

A conversation with Carpenter Technology suggests that AM is moving past existing materials toward specialized and eventually fully custom options. The company’s CarTech Puris 5+ titanium powder is one illustration. 

Production

Overcoming Obstacles to Bring AM into the Supply Chain

A conversation with Jabil’s John Dulchinos and HP’s Stephen Nigro illustrates some of the challenges in integrating additive manufacturing into a supply chain for production parts.

Polymer AM

Video: 3D Printing’s Role in the Plastics Industry

This interview from NPE2018 highlights uses of 3D printing technology for the plastics industry, from prototyping through volume production.

Tooling

Video: LSAM Speeds Production of Concrete Tooling

Thermwood’s dual-gantry Large Scale Additive Manufacturing (LSAM) 3D printer with CNC router printed and trimmed a large concrete tool with fewer setups.

Aerospace

Video: Increasing Air Traffic Points to Aerospace Manufacturing Growth

Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, explores the potential impact of air travel on aerospace manufacturing in this Market Minute video. 

Tooling

Transformative Tooling Through Additive Manufacturing

The May 2018 issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine looks at unusual and unconventional applications for 3D-printed tooling.

News

3D Printing Workshop Has Successful Launch at NPE2018

Speakers at the inaugural 3D Printing Workshop emphasized mold tooling and end-use production, among other 3D printing applications.

Tooling

3D-Printed Tooling Offers Durability for Precast Concrete

As an alternative to wooden tooling, 3D-printed forms for precast concrete are proving to be more durable and better able to support a large-scale renovation project. 

Tooling

Getting to Production Faster with 3D-Printed Press Brake Tooling

A case study from Centerline Engineered Solutions demonstrates that a 3D-printed die and punch can withstand press brake forces, providing a cheaper, faster path to production.

News

When 3D Printing Supports People

The March 2018 issue of Additive Manufacturing highlights some of the ways 3D printing benefits humans as patients, consumers and professionals.

Metal AM

End-to-End Additive Manufacturing at Slice Mfg. Studios

The Akron-based company aims to control and perfect the additive manufacturing of medical devices, from raw material all the way through shipping.