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.

Production

Industrializing AM: A Simple Cost Equation

The costs of AM are still throttling its adoption.

Design for Additive

Getting Ready for Additive Manufacturing

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

The Harsh Realities of Additive Manufacturing

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

Polymer AM

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

Reporting from the front lines of the fight against Coronavirus.

Design for Additive

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

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

AM Technology

Additive Manufacturing versus COVID-19: The Race for PPE

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

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.

Design for Additive

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.