Stephanie Hendrixson

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6 Things I Learned about Metal 3D Printing at the AMIST

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

I sat in on one and a half days of a five-day class offered at the Additive Manufacturing Institute of Science and Technology (AMIST) in Louisville. Here’s just some of what I learned.
#metal #education #basics

Production

3D Print or Stock? A Model for Spare Parts

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing provides a way of manufacturing spare parts on demand, in situ. But is it always the best solution? A new model from a Duke University professor aims to help companies make these decisions.

Production

3D Printing Clears Path to Production for DustRam

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

DustRam did not start out as a manufacturer. But thanks to 3D printing, the company now makes many of its own products in house, in addition to parts for customers.
#polymer #assemblyconsolidation

Production

3D Printed Plastic Replaces Metal: The Cool Parts Show S1E3

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

This small business owner discovered 3D printing as a way to manufacture his invention. Now, AM is enabling a totally new source of revenue. Watch The Cool Parts Show to see how.
#coolparts #polymer #video

Medical & Dental

Interlayer Laser Peening Shows Promise for 3D Printed Implants and Beyond

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln illustrates how applying secondary processes between 3D-printed layers can have a ripple effect on part properties. Dr. Michael Sealy explains the potential for medical implants using Optomec’s LENS platform.
#metal #hybrid #implants

Consumer Goods

3 Companies That Wouldn't Exist Without 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing’s affordability enables the existence of companies that wouldn’t be able to manufacture their products conventionally. Here are just three examples. 
#polymer

Design

Topology Optimized 3D Printed Spine Implant: The Cool Parts Show S1E2

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Medical contract manufacturer Tangible Solutions shares a titanium 3D printed spine implant with an unusual lattice structure in this episode of The Cool Parts Show.
#metal #coolparts #implants

"Future of AM" Roundtable Marks National Manufacturing Day

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Additive manufacturing (AM) experts from Ford, Desktop Metal and MIT discuss future trends in a conversation moderated by Terry Wohlers. 

Are Emissions from 3D Printing Hazardous to Your Health?

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

And if so, what can you do about it? NIOSH researchers share the organization’s approach to eliminate, avoid and reduce operator contact with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles from fused filament fabrication (FFF) 3D printers.
#basics #polymer

Materials

Ultem, PEEK or PEKK? Choosing Between High-Temperature Plastics

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

How do you choose between these high-performance materials? A conversation with Arkema and Plural AM sheds light on 3D printing with these polymers. 
#polymer

Materials

Materials Enable Production in September 2019 Issue

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing Magazine takes a deep dive into the development, selection and use of 3D printing materials in production.

Production

AM at Jabil: From 3D Printing Materials to Distributed Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

One of the largest manufacturers in the world has made a significant investment in 3D printing — both as a user and an advancer of this technology. Our original reporting dives into the what and why of additive manufacturing at Jabil.
#supplychain #video