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The future of manufacturing is digital. We explore the technologies that are transforming fabrication, from advanced 3D printing to AI-assisted design, and get to know the leaders who are bringing them to the factory floor. The Digital Factory is hosted by Jon Bruner and presented by Formlabs.

The future of manufacturing is digital. We explore the technologies that are transforming fabrication, from advanced 3D printing to AI-assisted design, and get to know the leaders who are bringing them to the factory floor. The Digital Factory is hosted by Jon Bruner and presented by Formlabs.
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United States

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The future of manufacturing is digital. We explore the technologies that are transforming fabrication, from advanced 3D printing to AI-assisted design, and get to know the leaders who are bringing them to the factory floor. The Digital Factory is hosted by Jon Bruner and presented by Formlabs.

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English


Episodes

Episode 10: CAD in the cloud with Jon Hirschtick

8/9/2018
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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 software can run almost anywhere, including in a Web browser or on a phone. As CAD becomes available on every platform, it’s changing the way that engineers and designers work by bringing more people into contact with CAD and by making...

Duration:00:27:52

Episode 9: 3D Printing for Railroads with Stefanie Brickwede

4/23/2018
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It’s hard to imagine an application for 3D printing that’s more complex or heavier-duty than keeping a railroad running, but Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s railroad operator and a global logistics player, is doing just that. In episode 9 of the Digital Factory Podcast, we speak with Stefanie Brickwede, who runs the additive manufacturing program at Deutsche Bahn and founded Mobility Goes Additive. We discuss the company’s applications for 3D printing, how she’s approached cultural change around...

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 8: 4D Printing with Kristina Shea

4/5/2018
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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 Factory Podcast, we speak with Kristina Shea, professor of Engineering Design and Computing at ETH Zürich, on why self-assembly and 4D printing could be foundational design technologies in the very near future, with applications from...

Duration:00:33:07

Episode 7: Digital Assembly with Michael Todd

3/21/2018
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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. Fasteners are fiddly and snap-fits are fragile. An emerging solution: advanced adhesives, applied with automated machinery—a step toward fully digital assembly. In episode 7 of the Digital Factory Podcast, we sit down with Michael Todd, vice...

Duration:00:27:56

Episode 6: The evolving business of hardware with Eric Klein

12/12/2017
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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 the full podcast to hear about: - The challenges of hiring for early stage hardware startups - How more accessible electronics and hardware-as-a-service models are changing the hardware business - How the hardware renaissance is...

Duration:00:37:22

Episode 5: Urban Manufacturing with Krisztina "Z" Holly

11/29/2017
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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 passions into real products in Los Angeles. Play the full podcast to hear about: - The surprisingly broad and sophisticated Los Angeles manufacturing sector–America’s largest - The steps cities can take to become hotbeds for manufacturing and...

Duration:00:30:53

Episode 4: Reinventing Metal 3D Printing with Ric Fulop

8/2/2017
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In honor of our conference on digital manufacturing, The Digital Factory, Formlabs has created 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 who are changing the way things are made. In episode 4, Jon and David sit down with Ric Fulop, the founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, founded in 2015 with the goal of reinventing the way design and manufacturing teams print with metal. Like...

Duration:00:23:56

Episode 3: Metal, Lattices, and Beyond with Spencer Wright

7/5/2017
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In honor of our conference on digital manufacturing, The Digital Factory, Formlabs has created 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 who are changing the way things are made. In episode 3, Jon and David sit down with Spencer Wright, head of product at nTopology, where he helps build software that generates specialized lattices suited for specific manufacturing...

Duration:00:34:03

Episode 2: Connecting the Dots with Gian Paolo Bassi

5/24/2017
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In honor of our conference on digital manufacturing, The Digital Factory, Formlabs has started a podcast! In this series, hosted by Jon Bruner, we’ll explore the future of the factory floor through conversations with experts who are changing the way things are made. In episode 2, Jon sits down 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...

Duration:00:26:45

Episode 1: The Future of 3D Printing with Max Lobovsky

5/9/2017
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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 experts who are changing the way things are made. In episode 1, Jon sits down with Formlabs CEO and founder Max Lobovsky to explore the present and future of 3D printing. Play the full podcast to hear: - Max’s take on where additive...

Duration:00:23:17