Timothy W. Simpson Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing

Dr. Timothy W. Simpson is the Paul Morrow Professor of Engineering Design & Manufacturing at Penn State University, as well as the co-director of the Center for Innovative Materials Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). He is a regular contributor to Additive Manufacturing, and writes the monthly Additive Insights column for Modern Machine Shop.

Balancing MFAM and DFAM for Metal Additive Manufacturing

By: Timothy W. Simpson

For viable metal AM, users must balance design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), modifying for additive manufacturing (MfAM) and cost per kilogram.

Plotting a Pathway to Profitable AM

By: Timothy W. Simpson

The cost per pound for a metal AM part may shock you, but that knowledge is essential to help you plan your journey to success with Additive Manufacturing.

Profitable AM Is Not an Oxymoron

By: Timothy W. Simpson

How a kangaroo, a chest implant, and the cost of argon prompted a question that led to the title for this month’s column. AM's full economic return is found in the overall product bottom line.
#supplychain #implants

Beginning Your AM Journey: One Part to Begin the Path

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Identifying the right part to begin your AM path can demonstrate and validate the AM workflow, provide a benchmark for future work and more.

Design

Beginning the AM Journey: An Uphill Battle

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Faster machines, cheaper feedstocks, new standards – with all of these advances, why is additive manufacturing still “an uphill battle” for so many?

Design

Avoiding Costs while Adding Value with DFAM

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) is as much about finding value as it is about avoiding costs with AM. 

Design

Finding Value with Design for Additive Manufacturing

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Six questions can help you find value as you apply DFAM.
#basics

Design

The Value of Design for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM)

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Design is the “value multiplier” when it comes to additive manufacturing.

Production

Industrializing AM: A Simple Cost Equation

By: Timothy W. Simpson

The costs of AM are still throttling its adoption.
#basics

Design

Getting Ready for Additive Manufacturing

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Readiness needs to be assessed on multiple fronts as companies seek to industrialize additive manufacturing.

The Harsh Realities of Additive Manufacturing

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Now is the time to start talking about what is really holding back additive manufacturing.

Production

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19: Ramping Up for a Fight

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus.
#polymer