Stephanie Hendrixson

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Materials

3D Printing with Renewable Materials, Frugally Applied (Video #1)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Part of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series, this video explores the ways that AM supports more sustainable material choices. 
#sustainability #video

What Is the Circular Economy, and How Can 3D Printing Help? (Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

What does it mean to be sustainable, to manufacture in a circular economy? And where does 3D printing fit? These questions and more answered in this video, the first of our 3D Printing and the Circular Economy series. 
#video #sustainability

Benchmarking: How Do Metal 3D Printers Really Compare?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

When serial production is the goal, quality is paramount. Contract manufacturer Cumberland Additive shares a benchmarking experiment comparing two of its powder bed fusion metal 3D printers in this presentation from AM In-Depth. 
#metal

Medical & Dental

Workflow Is Key to Delivering Custom 3D Printed Implants for Animals

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

A veterinary study on the use of 3D printed titanium cranial plates for dogs has established a workflow for creating these custom devices in less than 3 weeks.
#metal #implants

Medical & Dental

3D Printed Nitinol Opens New Possibilities for Arterial Stents

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#metal

Production

The Case for Additive Manufacturing in Production

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.

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

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#polymer #prototyping

Materials

Bioceramics for Bone Replacement: The Cool Parts Show S3E2

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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. 
#coolparts #implants #video

Production

Metal 3D Printing Makes Combustion More Efficient

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#metal #prototyping

The Cool Parts Show Season 3 Premieres August 12, 2020

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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

Production

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

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#metal #topologyoptimization

Production

Retraction Footwear Is the Sustainable Manufacturing Business of the Future

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

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.
#polymer #sustainability