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

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

Big Ideas in AM: 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

Enter Your 3D Printed Parts in The Cool Parts Showcase

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The first-ever contest from The Cool Parts Show seeks innovative parts made through additive manufacturing. Enter by August 13. 
#video #coolparts

Production

3D Printed Air Duct Based on Fluid Dynamics: The Cool Parts Show #26

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Air ducts are ubiquitous, but are they all as efficient as they need to be? Computational fluid dynamics informed the redesign of this 3D printed air duct — made to serve a 3D printer. 
#assemblyconsolidation #video #coolparts

Production

Fiber-Reinforced 3D Printing Expands Control, Applications for Composites

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

9T Labs’ deposition process places continuous carbon fiber only where necessary to save material, reduce waste, and more precisely control the structure of preform composites.
#composites #polymer #brackets

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

Design

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

Production

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

Medical & Dental

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