The Digital Factory

The Digital Factory

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Exploring future of manufacturing
15: Stephen Hooper on the integration of design and manufacturing
Oct 25 • 33 min
Computer aided design software is becoming more sophisticated: it’s moving to the cloud, it’s beginning to offer generative capabilities, and, broadly speaking, it’s bringing manufacturing closer to design. In this episode of the Digital Factory Podcast,…
14: Elizabeth Koprucki reflects on IMTS
Sep 27 • 11 min
At IMTS 2018, Jon Bruner speaks with Elizabeth Koprucki, Assistant Director of Fab Lab and Design at the University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, about the importance of giving creators direct access to tools. Be sure to…
13: Zach Kaplan reflects on IMTS
Sep 27 • 19 min
Jon Bruner speaks with Zach Kaplan, founder and CEO of Inventables, about the importance of accessibility in manufacturing tools. Be sure to listen to the other two episodes in this series, #12 featuring The Prepared’s Spencer Wright, and #14 with…
12: Spencer Wright on IMTS
Sep 27 • 30 min
Jon Bruner speaks with Spencer Wright, author of The Prepared and head of partnerships at nTopology, about what emerged in 3D printing at IMTS this year. Be sure to listen to the other two episodes in this series, #13 featuring Inventables CEO Zach…
11: How Jabil Circuit Adopts New Manufacturing Technologies with John Dulchinos
Sep 20 • 31 min
Jon Bruner speaks with John Dulchinos, Jabil Circuit’s Vice President of Digital Manufacturing. He’s responsible for evaluating new manufacturing technologies and finding ways to apply them in Jabil’s supply chain, and he’s got hard numbers and real…
10: CAD in the cloud with Jon Hirschtick
Aug 9 • 27 min
Computer aided design, or CAD, has followed the arc of computing over the last 50 years: the first CAD programs were command-line applications that ran on mainframes, which gave way to graphical software that ran on desktop PCs. The next generation of CAD…
9: 3D Printing for Railroads with Stefanie Brickwede
Apr 23 • 17 min
We speak with Stefanie Brickwede, who runs the additive manufacturing program at Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s rail operator and an international logistics powerhouse. We discuss the company’s applications for 3D printing, how she’s approached cultural change…
8: 4D Printing with Kristina Shea
Apr 5 • 33 min
Most people who design 3D printed objects want them to keep their shape as closely as possible after printing, but an emerging field known as 4D printing aims to make objects that can reconfigure themselves after fabrication. In episode 8 of the Digital…
7: Digital Assembly with Michael Todd
Mar 21 • 27 min
Product assembly is a big factor in production time, labor cost, and complexity. 3D printing can be used to consolidate multiple parts into a single part that couldn’t be produced conventionally, but most products still need at least some assembly.…
6: The evolving business of hardware with Eric Klein
Dec 12, 2017 • 37 min
We sit down with Eric Klein, partner at Lemnos, a leading early stage hardware venture fund. Klein and his partners provide direct investment and intensive coaching for hardware entrepreneurs in areas like robotics, aerospace, and connected devices. Play…
5: Urban Manufacturing with Krisztina “Z” Holly
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
In episode 5, we sit down with Krisztina “Z” Holly, host of the Art of Manufacturing podcast and founder of the MAKE IT IN LA initiative, a coalition of organizations that support the manufacturing ecosystem and inspire entrepreneurs to turn their…
4: Reinventing Metal 3D Printing with Ric Fulop
Aug 2, 2017 • 23 min
In honor of our conference on digital manufacturing, The Digital Factory, Formlabs has started a podcast! In this series, hosted by Jon Bruner and guest host David Cranor, we’ll explore the future of the factory floor through conversations with experts…
3: Metal, Lattices, and Beyond with Spencer Wright
Jul 5, 2017 • 34 min
Jon Bruner and David Cranor sit down with Spencer Wright, head of product at nTopology, where he helps build software that generates specialized lattices suited for specific manufacturing constraints. Wright also authors The Prepared, a weekly newsletter…
2: Connecting the Dots with Gian Paolo Bassi
May 24, 2017 • 26 min
Jon Bruner talks with Gian Paolo Bassi, CEO of SolidWorks, one of the leaders in 3D computer-aided design (CAD) technology. SolidWorks has revolutionized the availability of sophisticated, parametric solid modeling since its release in 1995. During his…
1: The Future of 3D Printing with Max Lobovsky
May 9, 2017 • 23 min
In honor of our conference on digital manufacturing, The Digital Factory, Formlabs is pleased to publish the first episode of our new podcast! In this series, hosted by Jon Bruner, we’ll explore the future of the factory floor through conversations with…