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.

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

Materials

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. 
#composites #coolparts #ceramic

Aerospace

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

Production

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

Coming December 8: The Cool Parts Show Live

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Join us December through February for monthly special installments of The Cool Parts Show live inside IMTS spark. 
#coolparts #video

Materials

Partnership Brings Thermoset Powders to Selective Laser Sintering

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Tigital 3D-Set materials can be 3D printed with SLS processes, offering higher thermal stability, less shrinkage and faster print speeds than thermoplastics.
#polymer

Tooling

Commercializing Sand 3D Printing in the New Tech Belt

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Youngstown-area Humtown Products supplies both conventional and 3D printed sand cores and molds to foundries around the world. But sand tools for castings may be only the beginning.
#casting #largeformat #sand

Production

Large-Format Metal 3D Printer Will Let Users Keep the "Recipe" But Gain Productivity

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The forthcoming Sapphire XC metal powder bed fusion system from Velo3D adds size and speed, but requires no new process development for existing part designs. 
#metal

3D Printed Animal Enrichment Device: The Cool Parts Show Bonus Episode

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The Cool Parts Show goes to the zoo to learn about a 3D printed enrichment device being used to challenge and engage meerkats, birds, foxes and more in this bonus episode. 
#metal #coolparts #video

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Ceramics Serve As Both Bone Graft and Support

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Bioceramics including tricalcium phosphate and zirconia have been used to replace and stabilize human bone in reconstructive surgeries. Now, 3D printing brings customization and new design opportunities to these medical devices.
#ceramic #implants