Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Materials

3D Printed Prefab Homes, Made from Composite and UL-Certified

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Mighty Buildings wants to change the construction industry with prefabricated houses 3D printed on demand from thermoset polymer composite. Two such buildings have already been installed.
#enterprise #construction #composites

Production

What Do These Flip Flops Say About Manufacturing's Future?: The Cool Parts Show S3E5

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

These 3D printed flip-flops are an example of mass customization, but they also hint at manufacturing's more sustainable, circular future. Find out why in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#coolparts #polymer #sustainability

Better Material Recapture, Reuse Through 3D Printing (Video #5)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing helps to simplify both manufacturing of a product and material recapture at the end of its usable life. The key is having a plan at the beginning. More in this video, the last in our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability

Consumer Goods

How 3D Printing Changes Products in the Circular Economy (Video #4)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing makes possible new and different consumer goods, but also changes the buyer's relationship to those goods. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

More Sustainable Manufacturing Through 3D Printing (Video #3)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing can support the circular economy by offering an alternative to centralized mass production. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#sustainability #video

Design

How 3D Printing Enables More Sustainable Designs (Video #2)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The circular economy needs the lightweight, optimized and efficient designs that only 3D printing can provide. More in this video, part of our series on 3D Printing and the Circular Economy. 
#lightweighting #sustainability #video

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. 
#sustainability #video

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.