Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Stephanie (Monsanty) Hendrixson reports on 3D printing technology and applications as senior editor for Additive Manufacturing and also coordinates digital media including video, immersive storytelling and content marketing efforts. She was recognized as an Influential Woman in Manufacturing in 2019 by Temboo. Stephanie got her start in manufacturing media in 2012, through an internship with AM's sister publication Modern Machine Shop. She holds an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in English literature and history from the University of Mount Union. Stephanie is an avid runner, food enthusiast and sourdough baker. She lives in Ohio with her husband Paul and rescue cat Artemis.


Production

Why HP Believes in 3D Printing

The reasons go beyond the world of manufacturing. Ramon Pastor, global head of plastics solutions for 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, shares the four macrotrends at the foundation of HP’s 3D printing business.

Tooling

Automated 3D Printing at Evco: Composites, Cobots, Email and More

Injection molder Evco has long seen the importance of industrial automation for plastics processing. Its latest automation feat? A cobot-tended cell of 3D printers for manufacturing fixtures and customer products unattended.

Design for Additive

How Topology Optimization Could Be the Key to Longer-Lasting Hip Implants

Hip stem implants must support the mechanical loads of the patient’s lifestyle, but should also avoid stress shielding. A team from Altair leveraged simulation, topology optimization and 3D printing to design an optimized hip stem that meets both conditions.

Metal AM

Directing the Future of Laser Metal Deposition (LMD)

Formalloy is proving that LMD is for more than repairs and large parts. Fast deposition rates, fine detail capabilities and multimaterial support promise to change how parts are designed and made.

Tooling

Thermwood’s Vertical Layer Printing Turns AM on Its Side

Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.

Production

How a Prototyping 3D Printer Became a Production 3D Printer

Boyce Technologies was already a leader in manufacturing communications devices, but 3D printing and a partnership with BigRep have helped it remain competitive—first through prototyping, and now in production.

Machine Learning

Blacksmith Promises Adaptive Manufacturing for 3D Printing and Beyond

Blacksmith, an artificial intelligence (AI) solution from Markforged, promises to adjust part designs and processes based on real results. The implication is better, easier 3D printing — but also adaptive manufacturing more broadly.

Production

5 Ways HP’s Center of Excellence Points to the Future of 3D Printing — and Manufacturing

The company’s 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, will help advance Multi Jet Fusion and Metal Jet technology, in the interest of a digital manufacturing future.

Materials

Jabil’s Additive Materials Innovation Center: First Look

Additive Manufacturing Media was the first press to tour the Chaska, Minnesota, facility originally intended to be a clandestine additive manufacturing (AM) materials lab. What this capacity means for Jabil and 3D printing users.

Production

Incodema3D Reaches the Tipping Point for Production Additive Manufacturing

The New York manufacturer is launching into its first continuous flow production job for metal AM. Owner and CEO Sean Whittaker shares what it took to arrive here.

Production

Injection Mold or 3D Print? How Resolution Medical Pivots Production

Minnesota manufacturer Resolution Medical is finding opportunities for additive manufacturing via Carbon 3D printers as an alternative to injection molding for production.

Moldmaking

Injection Molding with the Geometric Complexity of 3D Printing

The Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) process from Addifab allows for injection molding resins to be processed into shapes not otherwise possible.