Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Stephanie (Monsanty) Hendrixson reports on 3D printing technology and applications as senior editor for Additive Manufacturing, and is also co-host of The Cool Parts Show, a video series that highlights unique, unusual and weird 3D printed parts. She got her start in manufacturing media in 2012, through an internship with AM's sister publication Modern Machine Shop, and continues to contribute to MMS as a guest blogger. Stephanie is a current co-ambassador for the Cincinnati chapter of Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP). In 2019 she was named among Temboo’s 20 Women in Manufacturing That Are Influencing the Industry, and previously appeared in a panel discussion on “Digital Transformation: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data and Diversity” hosted by Women in Big Data at IMTS 2018.

Stephanie holds a B.A. in English literature and history from the University of Mount Union, as well as an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Cincinnati. She currently serves on the UC Professional Writing Advisory Board. Stephanie is an avid runner, food enthusiast and sourdough baker. She lives in Ohio with her husband Paul and rescue cat Artemis. PRESS KIT

Automotive

3D Printed Tooling Supports Prototype Foam Seating

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Automotive manufacturers and other OEMs require mold tooling to build foam components like seat cushions. 3D printed tools could be a faster, more affordable way to prototype and produce these parts.
#sand #prototyping

Tooling

How Flowable Metal Paste Could Deliver on 3D Printing's Promise for Mold Tooling

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

A new 3D printing process that shapes extruded metal paste before sintering can produce fine detail and surface finish suitable for injection mold cores and cavities with limited or no additional postprocessing.
#hybrid #metal #moldmaking

Production

How A Digital Manufacturing Workflow Is Making Orthoses, Prostheses More Accessible

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

EastPoint Prosthetics and Orthotics has a track record of changing lives with limb prostheses, orthoses, helmets and more. The digital workflow it has built with Additive America to 3D print these devices is now allowing this mission to go farther.
#polymer

Materials

Distribution Network Aims to Be the "Inventory Bridge" for Metal Powders

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Recently launched KBM Advanced Materials connects metal powder suppliers to customers in additive manufacturing, metal injection molding and more.
#supplychain #metal

Production

3D Printed Headgear that Can Take a Hit: The Cool Parts Show #31

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

A custom helmet made via Multi Jet Fusion has allowed Sarah Piersanti to get back to practicing jiu-jitsu without fear of damaging her cochlear implant.
#video #coolparts #polymer

Consumer Goods

How Tilt Hydrometer Fights Supply Chain Disruption with 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The maker of a digital hydrometer for beer brewing keeps its supply chain and product flexible through selective laser sintering of a critical component.
#enterprise #supplychain #polymer

Automotive

3D Printed Battery Electrodes Could Drive Electric Vehicles Forward

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Precise control of battery electrode architecture through photopolymerization opens the door to new cell geometries and lighter battery packs for EVs and more, Photocentric says.
#polymer #sustainability

Consumer Goods

3D Printed Speaker Cabinet Delivers Big Sound in a Small Footprint

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Node Audio’s Hylixa high-fidelity speaker takes advantage of selective laser sintering (SLS) 3D printing to achieve a compact construction with an uncompromised sound range.
#composites #polymer

Production

Hi-Fi 3D Printed Speaker Cabinet: The Cool Parts Show #29

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The Hylixa high-fidelity speaker has an internal geometry and footprint designed for optimal sound that could only be realized through 3D printing. How Node Audio developed and produces this product.
#video #composites #coolparts

Materials

NeuBeam 3D Printing Process Is an Update for Electron Beam Melting

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The recently introduced Calibur3 system from Wayland Additive overcomes challenges to bring new materials and capabilities to EBM metal 3D printing.
#metal

Materials

Reusable, 3D Printed Copper Filter: The Cool Parts Show #28

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

In this episode of The Cool Parts Show, we learn how controlled porosity obtained through binder jetting can be applied to build metal filters capable of trapping — and even eliminating — virus particles.
#metal #video #coolparts

Tooling

10 Examples of 3D-Printed Tooling

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Additive manufacturing can aid conventional manufacturing through the production of tooling. This article showcases 10 clever uses of 3D-printed tooling.
#polymer #sand #assemblyconsolidation