Stephanie Hendrixson

Stephanie Hendrixson Senior Editor

Production

8 Times 3D Printing Built a Better Bracket

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Brackets may not be the most exciting application for 3D printing, but they are one of the most important. Here are 8 instances where a 3D printed bracket offered advantages over a conventionally produced one.
#brackets

Production

Additive Manufacturing Is Succeeding in Production! Here Are Examples

By: Brent Donaldson

We are no longer predicting that additive manufacturing will be used in production — because it already is. Find real stories of 3D printing for full production at AM's leading edge in this collection. 

Design

Video: 3 Roles for Simulation in Additive Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

This conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores how simulation and 3D printing work together at three distinct stages in additive manufacturing, for DFAM and beyond.  
#basics #video

Production

Video: More Than Just 3D Printing—An Additive Manufacturing Conference Recap

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Editor-in-Chief Peter Zelinski and Senior Editor Stephanie Hendrixson cover the extent to which additive manufacturing is closing in on production as well as their impressions from the first full day of the 2019 Additive Manufacturing Conference + Expo.
#AMConference #video

AM 101: Hybrid Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Additive manufacturing offers powerful capabilities alone, but even more opportunities are opened when AM is combined with subtractive processes.
#hybrid #basics

Design

Video: Topology Optimization versus Generative Design

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Why do these strategies matter in design for additive manufacturing (DFAM), and what’s the difference? A conversation with PADT’s Eric Miller explores AM and design, including its human element.
#generativedesign #topologyoptimization #video

CT Scanning Reveals What Isn’t There in 3D Printed Parts

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D Engineering Solutions offers CT scanning as a powerful nondestructive testing (NDT) solution for inspection. For 3D printed parts, sometimes revealing the space inside can be just as valuable as mapping what was printed. 
#measurement

July 2019 Issue Explores Robots and 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The latest issue of Additive Manufacturing magazine explores the interplay between robots and 3D printing, from part handling to robot as 3D printer. 
#robots

Consumer Goods

How 3D Printing Enables Sustainability in a High-Turnover Consumer Market

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Pengraff UK built its business initially providing mounting solutions for routers and telecommunications equipment, hardware with built-in obsolescence. 3D printing and sustainable materials enable the company to live its values while manufacturing products with a limited lifespan.
#polymer #sustainability

Production

Why HP Believes in 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

The reasons go beyond the world of manufacturing. Ramon Pastor, global head of plastics solutions for 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, shares the four macrotrends at the foundation of HP’s 3D printing business.

Tooling

Automated 3D Printing at Evco: Composites, Cobots, Email and More

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Injection molder Evco has long seen the importance of industrial automation for plastics processing. Its latest automation feat? A cobot-tended cell of 3D printers for manufacturing fixtures and customer products unattended.
#composites #polymer

Tooling

Thermwood’s Vertical Layer Printing Turns AM on Its Side

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Vertical Layer Printing (VLP) 3D prints layers perpendicular to the floor, extending Z height to the length of the print bed — as long as 40 feet.
#largeformat #composites #polymer