Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Tooling

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

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#composites

10 Impressions of Formnext 2018

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#formnext

Tooling

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

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#moldmaking #composites #enterprise

5 Impressions of Additive Manufacturing at IMTS 2018

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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

Materials

Freemelt Offers an Open-Source Toolbox for Material Development

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#metal

Production

Carbon Fiber Bike Frame Made Possible with Robotic 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#largeformat #composites #robots

Automotive

3 Ways Volkswagen Will Use HP Metal Jet

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#metal

Stratasys Reflects on Where 3D Printing Is in 2018

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#polymer

Magnetic 3D Printing with Fiber Reinforcement Fills Tooling Gap

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Fortify’s Digital Composite Manufacturing (DCM) platform pairs high-performance resins with fiber reinforcement that can be controlled at the voxel level. The process promises a faster route to durable injection mold tooling.
#moldmaking #composites #polymer

Production

Additive Manufacturing Is Advancing Toward Production Volumes

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The September issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine illustrates success stories and future potential for 3D printing in production applications.

Production

3DEO’s Strategy to Perfect and Scale Metal AM

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

With a fast, flexible and increasingly automated process for metal additive manufacturing, 3DEO believes it’s cracking the code for volume production.
#metal

Large-Scale 3D Printing Supports Innovation in Construction

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Branch Technology’s robot-based Cellular Fabrication (C-Fab) 3D printing technology builds open matrices in high-performance polymers. These structures could be the framework for better, more sustainable building practices.
#largeformat #composites #construction