Peter Zelinski Editor-in-Chief

Peter Zelinski helped to launch Additive Manufacturing in 2012. As the brand’s editor-in-chief, he is exploring the advance of 3D printing as a means of industrial production, increasingly including scale production. He is a regular speaker at the Additive Manufacturing Conference, and he is co-creator and co-host of a video series on 3D printing for part production, The Cool Parts Show, recently recognized in a national award for Best Use of Video in niche media. In 2020, Pete was co-host of the U.S. Air Force’s week-long event, the Advanced Manufacturing Olympics. Pete also serves as editor-in-chief of Modern Machine Shop, a sister publication focused on metalworking and CNC machining, and the magazine he has been part of since the late 90s. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Cincinnati. PRESS KIT

Shop Management Software

5 Reasons Why Machine Shop Ownership Is Changing

By: Peter Zelinski

Mergers, acquisitions and other ownership changes are an effect of Boomer-age shop owners retiring, but only in part. Also important: The way we think about machining has changed.    
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Medical

For AM and Machining to Work Together, Let Them Compete

By: Peter Zelinski

A medical device maker establishes a center of excellence for product and process development in which additive manufacturing and CNC machining both challenge and complement one another.

Automation

3 Major Trends in Manufacturing (And They All Begin with “A”)

By: Peter Zelinski

Peter Zelinski sees three long-term trends that continue to reshape manufacturing.
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Additive

Video: Moldmaker Succeeding with Conformal Cooling

By: Peter Zelinski

Machining complemented by metal 3D printing enables B&J Specialty to create inserts with cooling channels that follow the contours of the mold.

Additive

Video: Additive Manufacturing Is a Logistics Solution

By: Peter Zelinski

UPS discusses its use of cloud-networked 3D printers to provide part-making near the point of end use.

Data-Driven Manufacturing

Eliminating “Islands of Production” with More and Better Data

By: Peter Zelinski

A portal that reminds me of Uber today holds the promise to perform like eHarmony in the future, its CEO says.
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Additive

Webinar: How Should Additive Manufacturing and Machining Work Together?

By: Peter Zelinski

Register for the free webinar November 30 at 2 p.m. EST by the Consortium for Advanced Hybrid Manufacturing—Integrating Technologies (CAM-IT).

Video: Sand 3D Printing at Hoosier Pattern

By: Peter Zelinski

A pattern maker demonstrates is patternless approach to casting.