Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Production

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 4/13/2020

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

In this week's update we discuss how additive manufacturing is supporting injection molding for masks, and ramping up to production quantities of face shields and testing swabs.  
#polymer #metal #moldmaking

Materials

A Circular Economy for 3D Printed Plastics Starts with Material

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

When the greatest share of a product’s environmental impact comes from producing its feedstock, selecting the right material is critical. For 3D printing and manufacturing in plastic, biopolymer could be the first step toward a more sustainable model.
#polymer #sustainability

Production

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 4/6/2020

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss the pivot to production for 3D printed PPE, and other AM news in the fight against COVID-19. 

Medical & Dental

Aerospace Manufacturer Pivots to 3D Print Masks for COVID-19 First Responders

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Rapid Application Group is finalizing a 3D printed mask to protect first responders and medical staff who may be exposed to coronavirus. The nylon mask uses a replaceable N-95 or HEPA filter.
#polymer

Medical & Dental

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 3/30/2020

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

In this week's discussion, editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss face shield visors and masks; ventilator components; and new movement from the FDA on 3D printed devices. 

Medical & Dental

America Makes Partners with FDA, NIH and VA to Coordinate Coronavirus-Related AM Efforts

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

"We're trying to be the matchmaker" between additive manufacturers, hospitals and designers, says John Wilczynski, executive director of America Makes.
#enterprise

Materials

Why “Recycled” Doesn’t Mean Inferior for 3D Printing Filament

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

GreenGate3D’s PET-G filament is made from recycled plastic, but that doesn’t diminish its quality. How a recycler found a new business opportunity in 3D printing, and how this success might point the way to a more effective recycling ecosystem. 
#polymer #sustainability

Production

Guide for Healthcare Providers: How to Find (and Talk to) 3D Printing Professionals

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

If you are a medical professional in the U.S., you've likely heard that 3D printing can be an answer to equipment shortages. Here's how to find local 3D printing specialists and how to talk to them once you have. 
#basics

Materials

Can 3D Printed Metal Hold a Vacuum…for Quantum Physics Research?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

A feasibility study shows that laser sintered AlSi10Mg can build an ultrahigh vacuum chamber capable of holding a cloud of rubidium atoms. The promise? Lighter, more portable designs to bring research out of the lab.
#metal #assemblyconsolidation

Production

3D Printing and Coronavirus Check-In - Week of 3/23/2020

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson discuss 3D printing issues related to ventilators, personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and face shields, and how business conditions have been affected by coronavirus. 
#polymer

The Cool Parts Show Season 2 Out Now

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Season 2 covers cool 3D printed parts from a major automaker, a custom glasses company, a drone engine manufacturer, a dental lab and a research organization.
#coolparts #video

Tooling

Need Parts? These Additive Manufacturers Are Ready to Help

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Disrupted supply chains are just one more effect of the coronavirus pandemic. These 3D printing service providers are ready to help fill production gaps with parts, tooling and prototypes. 
#prototyping