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

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 for Additive

Additive Manufacturing in the Age of COVID-19

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

Basics

How a Worksheet Can Elevate AM Success

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

Education

Card Decks Leverage Additive Creativity

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

Education

The Challenges of Teaching Creativity in Additive Manufacturing

The extensive design freedoms offered in additive manufacturing can be paralyzing. With AM consistently pushing the boundaries of manufacturing, how do we teach people to take risks and be creative with AM?

Basics

Additive Manufacturing Standards

There are gaps in additive manufacturing where no published standard or specification currently exists for AM to respond to a particular industry need. Learn about the resources and additive standards and make more sense of the growing technology in this sphere.

Basics

Additive Manufacturing with Sheet Lamination

No longer limited to paper, Sheet Lamination bonds sheets of material together to form an object. Companies are now expanding to different materials for sheet lamination, exploring the growing possibilities of a process that started with gluing and stacking hundreds of colored sheets of paper together.

AM Technology

Material Jetting - It's Like Printing, Just in 3D!

Recent advances in materials processing capabilities have renewed interest in material jetting, the additive process that allows 3D objects to be built by placing different combinations of material drop-by-drop.

Materials

Material Extrusion: Now with Metal

Challenging our thinking about materials in metal additive manufacturing and the possibilities with material extrusion technology.

Design for Additive

Additive Manufacturing via Material Extrusion

Material extrusion was the second process to be successfully commercialized. After three decades of material advancements and a diverse array of start-ups and applications, the use cases for this technology are still going strong.

Polymer AM

Additive Manufacturing — More Than Metal: How Vat Photopolymerization Started It All

Vat photopolymerization was the first AM process to be successfully commercialized. Three decades later, this technology has shown how AM is capable of scaling to volume production and making custom products on demand.

Additive Manufacturing and Metal Casting

How is additive manufacturing disrupting metal casting? A hybrid approach to consider.

Hybrid Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing for Hard Tooling

Hybrid manufacturing is enabling tooling to be made with additive processes.