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 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.


Metal AM

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

Researchers at Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, have created the first self-expanding nitinol stents made via powder bed fusion. The project points to more opportunities with this shape memory alloy.

Production

The Case for Additive Manufacturing in Production

3D printing may have started out as a rapid prototyping technique, but the machines and materials have matured to the point that production is not only viable, but desirable, in many cases.

Prototyping

Why Makelab Is Still Betting on 3D Printing for Product Development

Three years ago Christina Perla was an industrial designer using the services of a local 3D printing hub. Today she’s the co-owner of that company, and doubling down on its prototyping roots.

The Cool Parts Show

Bioceramics for Bone Replacement: The Cool Parts Show S3E2

A mandibular cage made up of two different bioresorbable ceramics points to the future of bone graft and reconstructive surgeries in this episode of The Cool Parts Show

Production

Metal 3D Printing Makes Combustion More Efficient

John Zink Hamworthy Combustion is finding success with Bound Metal Deposition (BMD) for prototypes and replacement parts, but the real promise it sees is in new designs that couldn’t be made any other way.

The Cool Parts Show

The Cool Parts Show Season 3 Premieres August 12, 2020

The third season of our video series highlighting cool, unique and weird 3D printed parts launches next week. Subscribe and stay tuned. 

Metal AM

Topology Optimization Delivers Nonintuitive Design Features for Legacy Part (Includes Video)

Refurbishing a legacy turbine engine for energy efficiency provided the opportunity to demonstrate topology optimization in concert with metal 3D printing. The design for this torque arm comes from computer simulation insight refined with a human touch.

Consumer

Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

Retraction Footwear offers a new way of buying flip-flops that are made to suit each customer. But the company also represents a new way of thinking about production, in a circular economy loop that encompasses material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life.

Tooling

Casting Goes Digital with Sand 3D Printing, Nondestructive Testing

Tooling & Equipment International (TEI) used to make tooling for castings. Now, it casts prototype parts in a digital workflow using 3D printed sand molds in combination with simulation software, CT scanning and X-ray technology.

Sustainability

3D Printing Helps Close the Loop for Armor’s Circular Economy

Manufacturing 3D printing filament was first a way for Armor to recycle its own reclaimed plastic waste. But now, this business unit is helping to close the loop on sustainability for plastic 3D printed products.

Sustainability

Parametric Design and 3D Printing Deliver Custom, Sustainably Manufactured Furniture

Model No. operates at the intersection of technology and design. Its custom furniture is made on demand through a combination of proprietary large-format 3D printers, sustainable materials and a sleek online storefront.

Design for Additive

Additive Manufacturing Will Aid And Accelerate The Circular Economy

A circular economy links material, design, manufacturing, product and end-of-life in a continuous, sustainable loop. This special report illustrates the roles for 3D printing every step of the way.