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.
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.
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Materials

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

Design

Additive Manufacturing versus COVID-19: Protecting Your Ideas for Protecting Others

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – battling liability and IP issues.

Design

Additive Manufacturing versus COVID-19: The Race for PPE

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – still deep in the trenches.

Design

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

By: Timothy W. Simpson

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus – how my journey began.

Design

How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

By: Timothy W. Simpson

How a simple worksheet can help improve success with additive manufacturing.
#basics

Card Decks Leverage Additive Creativity

By: Timothy W. Simpson

How custom card decks are helping people be more creative with AM.
#education