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.

Materials

Is a Gel Bath the Key to Scalable, Affordable 3D Printed Ceramics?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printed polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs) could find wider application through a process developed at the University of Texas at Dallas that extrudes preceramic material in a self-healing bath for support through printing and curing.
#ceramic

Design

PrintSyst Automates AM Decision Making with AI (Includes Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The startup’s cloud-based artificial intelligence tool is designed to help companies adopting additive manufacturing make fast, easy decisions about what and how to 3D print.
#machinelearning #enterprise #video

Production

More Than Meets the Eye to Cobra’s 3D Printed Putter

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Cobra Golf drew attention in November 2020 with the launch of a limited-edition putter with metal 3D printed head. What this club says about product development, reshoring manufacturing and the future of consumer goods.
#metal

Tooling

Why Dig a Pit in an Additive Manufacturing Facility?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

At the end of 2019, Additive Engineering Solutions moved two of its BAAM 3D printers out of the way and began to dig a hole in the floor. How going lower allows AES to build higher. 
#video #polymer #largeformat

3D Printed Cooling Bars Will Improve Observability of Antimatter

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

An experiment resuming in 2022 at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be better able to detect the paths of particles thanks to efficient cooling delivered by metal 3D printed tubes.
#metal

Production

3D Printing Brings Custom, Affordable Bone Prostheses to Thai Patients

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Meticuly was founded to provide custom bone implants for local patients in Thailand and regional countries who otherwise would be dependent on standard, imported devices. The concept could be a model for medical treatment in other emerging economies.
#supplychain #implants #metal

Production

Angled Makes It Possible for Anyone to Launch a 3D Printed Product

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The online store utilizes open capacity at its sister 3D printer farms for on-demand production with no startup costs, allowing designers to sell physical products as easily as digital ones.
#supplychain #polymer

The Cool Parts Show Live Jan. 12 to Feature Ceramic Brake Rotor

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Join us January 12 at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for a live episode featuring a 3D printed ceramic matrix composite brake disc rotor for high-performance vehicles. Add the session to your MySpark planner. 

Production

Where Blockchain and 3D Printing Converge, Distributed Manufacturing Can Thrive

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Decentralizing production through additive manufacturing can bring numerous benefits, but these can only be realized through trust. VeriTX is building a platform to secure a trusted digital supply chain for aerospace and beyond.  
#supplychain #enterprise

Production

Video: Challenges and Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Is additive manufacturing ready for full-scale production? Yes, but it isn't that simple. Our editors break down the issues to consider in this video conversation.
#basics #video

Materials

Look Again: This 3D Printed Part Isn't Plastic

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

This radiator cover is comparable in strength to an injection molded part, and was made at lower cost than 3D printed polymer.
#largeformat #casting #sand

Infographic: How Additive Manufacturing Supports the Circular Economy

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

This downloadable infographic illustrates how 3D printing can be applied for more sustainable manufacturing through every stage: Material, Design, Manufacturing, Product and End-of-Life. 
#sustainability