Stephanie Hendrixson Contributing Editor, Modern Machine Shop

 

Stephanie (Monsanty) Hendrixson served as a Modern Machine Shop summer intern in 2012 and joined the team as an assistant editor later that fall. Today Stephanie is senior editor for sister publication Additive Manufacturing, where she writes about 3D printing applications and co-hosts The Cool Parts Show, a video series that highlights unique, unusual and weird 3D printed parts.

Stephanie is a current co-ambassador for the Cincinnati chapter of Women in 3D Printing (Wi3DP). In 2019 she was named among Temboo’s 20 Women in Manufacturing That Are Influencing the Industry, and previously appeared in a panel discussion on “Digital Transformation: Gaining a Competitive Advantage with Data and Diversity” hosted by Women in Big Data at IMTS 2018. 

Stephanie holds a B.A. in English literature and history from the University of Mount Union, as well as an M.A. in professional writing from the University of Cincinnati. She currently serves on the UC Professional Writing Advisory Board.

Stephanie is an avid runner, food enthusiast and sourdough baker. She lives in Ohio with her husband Paul and rescue cat Artemis.

 

Additive

Meet the 3D Printed Parts That Are on Their Way to Mars

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Five components of a critical instrument were made via electron beam melting, a technique able to deliver the hollow box beams and thin walls. But 3D printing was just the first step.

Additive

Blockchain-Secured Marketplace Aims to Distribute Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

VeriTX matches OEMs with the users and manufacturers who need their parts, anywhere in the world. Additive manufacturing makes this distributed model possible.

Additive

Considering 3D Printing for Production? Start Here (Video)

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing is ready for production, but it isn't plug-and-play. Editors break down the issues to consider in this high-level conversation.

Medical

4 Ways 3D Printing Is Changing Medical Implants

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Additive manufacturing provides new ways of making medical implants, but its impact is greater than this. How 3D printing is changing medical manufacturing and improving patient outcomes. 

Additive

3D Printing for Animal Enrichment: The Cool Parts Show Goes to the Zoo

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

It's not just humans who can benefit from the design advantages of additive manufacturing. A 3D printed device made by GE Additive is enriching the lives of animals at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Additive

The Circular Economy, Sustainability and Manufacturing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Sustainability means much more than recycling. Achieving a circular economy starts with decisions made long before the part or product reaches the user; a furniture manufacturer provides an example.

Automotive

3D Printing, Generative Design Put This EV on a "Diet"

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Redesigning and consolidating the components of Arcimoto's Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) will bring this small electric car into the realm of micromobility. More in a recent episode of The Cool Parts Show.

Additive

Learn How Additive Manufacturing Will Change Production at AM In-Depth

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

3D printing will change how parts and products are manufactured. Get a front-row seat at this free educational series running through IMTS Spark.

Additive

Video: Topology Optimization in Action

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

What is topology optimization, and how does it work? See the process for lightweighting a legacy part step-by-step using this design strategy in the video in this blog post. 

Additive

How to Reduce and Avoid Emissions from Polymer 3D Printing

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Desktop 3D printers are immensely useful in a machine shop, but can emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and ultrafine particles (UFPs) that are harmful to humans. Here are some guidelines to install and operate them safely. 

Additive

Drone Manufacturer Applies 3D Printing for More Efficient Engines

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Cobra Aero's metal 3D printer has been running "practically non-stop" since it was purchased last year. Two major wins for this process.

Additive

The Cool Parts Show Reveals 3D Printing Reality and Potential

By: Stephanie Hendrixson

Now in its second season, the YouTube series from Additive Manufacturing uses cool parts to explore the capabilities of industrial 3D printing. 
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