Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Materials

New Opportunities for Quantum Physics: The Cool Parts Show S2E5

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

What does 3D printing have to do with quantum physics? We'll look at how the technology is enabling quantum physics research in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #video

Medical & Dental

Is Your Dentist a Manufacturer?: The Cool Parts Show S2E4

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Dental devices have always been custom, but 3D printing is disrupting how they are made. We go inside a dental lab in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#polymer #coolparts #video

In Coronavirus Uncertainty, 3D Printing Is a Potential Solution for U.S. Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The impact of the COVID-19 virus has reached U.S. manufacturers by way of the supply chain. Here are several ways 3D printing could help, plus a video discussion of the data with economist Michael Guckes. 
#basics #enterprise #supplychain

Materials

Is Recycled Metal Scrap the Future Feedstock of Choice for Metal 3D Printing?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

MolyWorks is future-proofing the circular economy for metals with small-footprint atomization technology that converts metal scrap into additive manufacturing powder on the spot. But that's not the end of the story.
#metal #sustainability

Tooling

How 3D Printed Tools Add Value at This GM Plant

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

General Motors’ Spring Hill, Tennessee, facility is finding opportunities to replace conventional tooling components with 3D printed alternatives made in house. The result is cheaper tooling on a shortened timeline, with better functionality.   
#polymer

Production

3D Printed Custom Glasses: The Cool Parts Show S2E2

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Fitz Frames has reimagined glasses, from the frames to the ordering process. See how the company manufactures glasses customized to every face in this episode of The Cool Parts Show. 
#polymer #coolparts #video

The Cool Parts Show Returns: Season 2 Launches February 17

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Our video series highlighting unusual 3D printed parts returns for a second season. Subscribe and stay tuned. 
#coolparts #video

Materials

The Promise of Full Polymerization in Resin 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Origin’s platform isn’t just another resin 3D printer based on digital light processing (DLP). Through hardware, software and material partnerships, the company is changing what is possible inside a photopolymerization printer.
#polymer

How to Implement Additive Manufacturing Across a Global Company: 5 Lessons

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

With more than 100 facilities and about 200,000 employees worldwide, Flex has a steep challenge in bringing 3D printing into its operations. Five things the company is learning.
#enterprise #basics

Medical & Dental

3D Printing Is the Next Step for Digital Dentistry

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Digital dentistry is a workflow rather than a single technology. A conversation with Rik Jacobs of 3D Systems explores how 3D printing is participating in and advancing this workflow.

Production

6 Reasons to Use Plastic 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Smaller batches and shorter lead times are just two of the benefits of 3D printing parts in plastic. Here are six reasons to choose polymer additive manufacturing (with examples).
#basics #polymer #assemblyconsolidation

Consumer Goods

Gantri’s 3D Printed Luxury Lighting Brings Designers Closer to Consumers

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The San Francisco startup is changing designer lighting with a designer-forward online marketplace and just-in-time delivery enabled by 3D printing.
#polymer