Lindsey Frick

Associate Editor,
Machine Design

Lindsey has been an Associate Editor for Machine Design since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, she worked in product design, packaging, development and strategy, and manufacturing. She covers the materials market and other areas of interest for design engineers such as 3D printing and methods to operate efficiently.

Gallery: Nine complex powder-metal designs 1
The Powder Metallurgy (PM) Design Excellence Awards competition celebrated its 50th anniversary this year. These awards were presented during the 2014 World Congress on Powder Metallurgy & Particulate Materials, which is run by the Metal Powder Industries Federation.
Five Cost-Cutting Powder-Metal Part Designs 2
Deciding between machining and 3D printing may point you to powder-metallurgy processes. Powder metal parts are complex so they cut weight, yet they can be produced in large quantities and have proven higher strength and quality over 3D-printed parts.
The Difference Between Machined and 3D Printed Metal Injection Molds 3
3D-printed metal molds cool parts faster, improve quality, and cut scrap and costs.
Synthetic Diamond Manufacturer Feeds Expanding Semiconductor Industry and Emerging Markets

How to Smooth 3D-Printed Parts 2
Sanding, bead blasting, and vapor smoothing are the most-popular methods for achieving smooth plastic 3D-printed parts.
Paperless manufacturing: This time, not a false alarm
Manufacturers of all sizes are adopting manufacturing information technologies, which eliminate a lot of paperwork. The technologies have been around for decades, though, so why are manufacturers seeing value in them now?
3D printer review: Afinia H-Series makes great parts, despite software 1
MACHINE DESIGN engineers recently tested a desktop 3D printer, the Afinia H-Series. We found that its software interface is unintuitive, but that the printer makes quality plastic parts.
Scenes from LAB DAY Chicago: Advanced dental materials and desktop tools
Scenes from LAB DAY Chicago: Advanced dental materials and desktop tools
Epoxies for medical device applications
One-component epoxies find use in a wide variety of medical products and can be specially formulated to resist chemicals and meet rigorous biocompatibility standards.
Aluminum-powder DMLS-printed part finishes race first 5
Young engineers from Rennteam Uni Stuttgart use 3D printing to win the Formula Student Germany racing series.
How to avoid errors during desktop 3D printing 1

Located in the Whirlpool Building on the Chicago River sits a small shop that helps explain 3D printing to residents and tourists walking about the Windy City. The 3D Printer Experience LLC houses over 20 printers of various brands and offers services like 3D scanning, 3D printing-on-demand, and scheduled tours and classes.

How to 3D Print Plastic Molds and Tooling 2

Machined tooling contributes to the majority of production costs for many small-run jobs. 3D printing can reduce the cost of plastic cores, molds, and tooling, but there are several considerations to examine before choosing this route. Patrick Gannon, engineering manager at Rapid Prototype + Manufacturing LLC, Avon Lake, Ohio, offers a few tips on how and when to 3D print plastic molds and tooling.

Smart Materials Stem From Nature

I think Nature is a giant, and we can learn from it” says Professor Pablo Zavattieri in regards to the famous Sir Isaac Newton quote, “standing on the shoulders of giants.” Dr.

Will the 3D printing revolution kill engineering jobs? 12

How many engineers will it take to design a light bulb in five years? Depending on how much engineering logic will be replicated and automated, the answer could be zero. The largest factory for 3D printing in the world, Materialise, Plymouth, Mich., has been around for more than 20 years.

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