Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Stephanie (Monsanty) Hendrixson writes about 3D printing technology and applications as senior editor for Additive Manufacturing and also acts as the publication's managing editor for print and digital products. She got her start in manufacturing media in 2012, through an internship with 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.


Basics

Inside the Additive Manufacturing Master’s Program at Penn State

PSU's engineering master's degree in additive manufacturing and design offers students and manufacturing professionals a higher education in a continuously maturing field.

Medical

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.

Videos

Video: Medical Device Represents "Critical Crossover" of Optimization and AM

A conversation with Brad Hanks, Ph.D. student at Penn State University, illustrates the intersection of optimization and AM with the example of an electrode for cancer treatment surgery.

News

Additive Manufacturing Demands, and Thrives on, Collaboration

The November issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine highlights alliances that are driving AM knowledge, technology and productivity forward.

Tooling

3D Print the Tool to Cast the Mold to Make the Part

3D-printed molds to manufacture parts are familiar, but what if the mold itself was made with a 3D-printed tool? Catalysis Additive Tooling proves out this concept in a mold for a fiberglass part.

News

10 Impressions of Formnext 2018

The size and scope of this year's Formnext exhibition offered plenty to see, but also reinforced additive manufacturing's continuing maturity. 10 impressions from Additive Manufacturing editors.

Moldmaking

Fast-Tracking the Supply Chain with 3D-Printed Tooling, Strategic Partners

Catalysis Additive Tooling is building a one-stop supply chain for production quantities ranging from one to one million. 3D-printed tooling and relationships are key.

News

5 Impressions of Additive Manufacturing at IMTS 2018

An emphasis on production, shifting target markets and more colored additive manufacturing’s presence at this year’s International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS).

Metal AM

Freemelt Offers an Open-Source Toolbox for Material Development

Swedish startup Freemelt believes collaboration will be a way forward for metal additive manufacturing. Its Freemelt One electron beam melting system for R&D supports this open-source philosophy.

Production

Carbon Fiber Bike Frame Made Possible with Robotic 3D Printing

Arevo’s True3D printing process, which deposits carbon fiber towpreg using a robotic arm, enabled the creation of a bike frame design that would not have been possible otherwise.

Metal AM

3 Ways Volkswagen Will Use HP Metal Jet

When HP introduced its Metal Jet platform at IMTS 2018, the launch was assisted by key initial partners including the German automaker. Here are some of the opportunities VW sees with this metal 3D printing technology.

Polymer AM

Stratasys Reflects on Where 3D Printing Is in 2018

Two years ago, Stratasys was looking forward to where 3D printing might be going. Now, it’s worth evaluating the current state of additive manufacturing with polymers.