MetrixsAcquisition of AdditiveManufacturing.comto Help Improve AM/3D Printing

Auto Tech Outlook | Thursday, January 07, 2021

The redesigned website provides the additive manufacturing community with additional technical assistance and solutions from 3D printing industry specialists.

FREMONT, CA: 3D printing enables the conception and fabrication of geometries that are physically impossible to construct using traditional methods, either as a single part or at all. 3D printing enables any user, including those with no CAD experience, to change designs in any way they like, resulting in unique, personalized new parts.Metrix Connect LLC has purchased and rebuilt, continuing the site's purpose of providing resources and content to the additive manufacturing community. Over 100 advisers in additive manufacturing/3D printing and represent various businesses and technology have aided Metrix, an ASME, in developing and curating content and tools for the site. The redesigned site highlights cutting-edge technology that fosters professional connections through events, webinars, and technology networks. It provides opportunities for community members to contribute expertise, participate in forums, and contribute to the development of AM/3D printing standards. Advisors include industry specialists from Baker Hughes, BMW, Boeing, Mayo Clinic, and Stryker.

“The new is driven by industry, for industry,” says Metrix President Deborah Holton. “Under the leadership of Lauralyn McDaniel and team, the site will offer the real-time resources and information that community members need to keep pace with rapid changes in AM/3D printing technology and can access from anywhere, anytime. In addition, the site will reveal more opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in applications for aerospace, automotive, energy, manufacturing, medical devices, and robotics.”

McDaniel is Metrix's head of industry strategy and engagement. With over two decades of experience in additive manufacturing, micromanufacturing, and nanotechnology, she is an active member of the additive manufacturing/3D printing industry, serving as vice-chair of America Makes & ANSI additive manufacturing standards collaborative and co-chair of the medical workgroup, DICOM WG-17 3D Manufacturing, RSNA 3D Printing Special Interest Group, and ASTM F42 executive committee. In 2018, she was designated an America Makes Ambassador, and in 2019, she was named the 3D Printing Industry Community Advocate of the Year. She is the author of yearly year-in-review publications for various business sectors, including the annual AM Medical Year in Review, which will be included on the new She is routinely invited to speak at industry events, engage in expert panel discussions, and assist in developing Metrix events and content strategy.

“With approximately 150,000 unique visitors per year, has been a trusted source for industry news and information,” says McDaniel. “Metrix and our advisors are ready to take it to the next level with fresh content, news, resources, industry reports and more. We plan to grow our audience by combining the world class knowledge and content for which ASME is known in the AM space with the accessibility of a top domain in the field.”

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