Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Medical & Dental

Dental Lab Brings 3D Printing into Digital Dentistry Workflow

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

With 3D scan technology and resin-based 3D printers, Spectrum Dental Printing is changing the way dental devices are made — and potentially, how dentistry happens.
#polymer

Production

3D Printing Trends for 2020 (and a Quick Look Back at 2019)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Additive Manufacturing (both the technology and the media brand) advanced and matured in 2019. A quick recap of 2019, plus predictions for 3D printing in 2020. 

AM 101: NanoParticle Jetting (NPJ)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The proprietary process from XJet builds ceramic and metal parts using nanoparticle suspensions. Learn how NPJ works in this introductory article, part of our AM 101 series.
#metal #basics #ceramic

Tooling

Watch: Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) Demonstration

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Alba Enterprises demonstrates Addifab's Freeform Injection Molding (FIM) process using 3D printed mold inserts at Amerimold 2019.
#polymer

"Stereolithography for Metals" Produces Detailed Parts

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Lithography-based Metal Manufacturing (LMM), a new technique developed by Incus uses a curing process based on stereolithography to build green metal parts with photopolymer. 
#metal

Consumer Goods

These 3D Printed Glasses Are Designed to “Solve” Kids’ Eyewear

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Glasses work, but both the product and purchase experience could be made better. Fitz Frames aims to help, with custom glasses featuring 3D printed frames manufactured in Youngstown, Ohio. 
#polymer

Production

GKN's Acquisition of Forecast 3D Points the Way to AM's Future

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The vision? Parts produced on demand where they are needed, from the material that makes sense.

8 Cool Parts from Formnext 2019: The Cool Parts Show Special Edition

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Editors Peter Zelinski and Stephanie Hendrixson attended Formnext 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany. Here are 8 cool 3D printed parts spotted on the show floor. 
#coolparts #formnext #video

Production

Formnext 2019 Emphasizes Complete Additive Manufacturing Process Chain — Well Beyond 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The biggest AM event gets bigger. The sophistication of attendees advances. Materials, digital tools and postprocessing are prominent. Here are 10 impressions of this year’s show.
#metal #formnext #postprocessing

Tooling

3D Printer Parts Made with 3D Printed Tooling: ExOne Walks the Walk

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Accelerated timelines, fast design changes and low volumes — in many ways, 3D printing is the right market for 3D printing. ExOne’s newest generation of machines includes parts vacuum formed on 3D printed tools developed by Catalysis Additive Tooling.
#largeformat

Want More 3D Printed Parts? What's Next for The Cool Parts Show

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Season 1 of The Cool Parts Show highlights topology optimized spine implants, custom shoe insoles, a 3D printed build plate for powder bed fusion...and there’s more to come!
#coolparts #implants #video

Materials

Large-Scale Thermoset Composite AM System Launched

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The Reactive Additive Manufacturing (RAM) system is said to be the world’s first large-scale additive manufacturing system compatible with thermoset resins. 
#largeformat #composites #polymer