141 episodes

Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder and CEO of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. Over the past decade he has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI.

Based on insights gleaned from the consulting, Mike has spun out two additional organizations. First, a software company called TraceAM with the mission to help manufacturers organize and analyze their 3D Printing digital data. In the last year, they have worked with customers such as Air Force Research Lab, Renishaw, Ohio State University and Fabrisonic. The second organization, AMx or Advanced Manufacturing Experience, was created by Mike to offer an on-ramp for new workers from disadvantaged regions looking to enter the field of Advanced Manufacturing. A voluntary effort designed to give back to the industry and community, the pilot course was run in the West Side of Chicago and with support from America Makes and West Side Forward. In 2022, AMx is hoping to secure funding to branch out to multiple cities and regions.

He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Mike is regularly asked to speak as an expert on the topic of 3D Printing and has given talks at SxSW, the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting and numerous industry conferences. Mike is the host of 3Degrees Discussions, a weekly podcast where he speaks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the 3D Printing industry. Currently the show has over 89 episodes including interviews from leaders at NASA, Ford and Boeing.

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Dr. Mike Vasquez is a 3D Printing expert specializing in pushing the boundaries of advanced 3D printing technology. He is the Founder and CEO of 3Degrees, a Chicago-based consulting company focused on helping organizations maximize their investment in the technology. Over the past decade he has worked side-by-side with some of the top machine manufacturers, material producers and end users in the industry, consulting with them to identify novel applications, test new materials and develop frameworks to maximize R&D efficiency and boost ROI.

Based on insights gleaned from the consulting, Mike has spun out two additional organizations. First, a software company called TraceAM with the mission to help manufacturers organize and analyze their 3D Printing digital data. In the last year, they have worked with customers such as Air Force Research Lab, Renishaw, Ohio State University and Fabrisonic. The second organization, AMx or Advanced Manufacturing Experience, was created by Mike to offer an on-ramp for new workers from disadvantaged regions looking to enter the field of Advanced Manufacturing. A voluntary effort designed to give back to the industry and community, the pilot course was run in the West Side of Chicago and with support from America Makes and West Side Forward. In 2022, AMx is hoping to secure funding to branch out to multiple cities and regions.

He completed his PhD in Additive Manufacturing at Loughborough University and received both his Bachelors and Masters from MIT in Materials Science and Engineering. Mike is regularly asked to speak as an expert on the topic of 3D Printing and has given talks at SxSW, the National Association of Attorneys General annual meeting and numerous industry conferences. Mike is the host of 3Degrees Discussions, a weekly podcast where he speaks with the innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders in the 3D Printing industry. Currently the show has over 89 episodes including interviews from leaders at NASA, Ford and Boeing.

    3Degrees Discussions #142 - Jack Veldman - Surestep

    3Degrees Discussions #142 - Jack Veldman - Surestep

    More info: www.3degreescompany.com

    Quick recap
    In the meeting, Mike and Jack discussed a new series of interviews highlighting professionals in various fields. The first interviewee, Jack, detailed his career path in 3D printing and custom orthotics at Sure Step, a company founded by his father. The discussion also covered the integration of 3D printing into traditional manufacturing processes, the skills required for success in a lab environment, and future advancements in 3D printing technology.

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    3Degrees Discussions #141 - Andy Davis - Barnes Global Advisors

    3Degrees Discussions #141 - Andy Davis - Barnes Global Advisors

    That was Andy Davis. Andy spent most of his 19 years with the Army working in and around manufacturing technology and the defense industrial base. In his role with the Department of Defense (DoD), Andy was part of the team that responded to the White House call to establish the Manufacturing USA institutes, championed the initial Army, and eventually DoD-wide additive manufacturing technology roadmaps; and convened key Army AM leaders to form the Army’s AM Community of Practice (CoP), all leading to a more coordinated and collaborative strategy behind the Army’s advanced manufacturing investments. His last position with the DoD, prior to joining TBGA, was as the Deputy Director and Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Base Analysis & Sustainment (IBAS) program

    Before we get started head over to www.3degreescompany.com and subscribe to the podcast. Remember you can listen to the show anywhere you download your podcasts including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or Stitcher. Also, if you or your company are looking for materials, qualification, and or general Additive Manufacturing support. Reach out to the team through our website or via email at info@3degreescompany.com

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    3Degrees Discussions #140 - Matt Donovan - AM Expert

    3Degrees Discussions #140 - Matt Donovan - AM Expert

    That was Matt Donovan. Matt has had a long and successful career in the Additive Manufacturing sector going back to the early days of the technology. He started his career as a Manufacturing Engineering and he shares his story today on the winding paths he’s taken in the world of 3D Printing.

    Before we get started head over to www.3degreescompany.com and subscribe to the podcast. Remember you can listen to the show anywhere you download your podcasts including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or Stitcher. Also, if you or your company are looking for materials, qualification, and or general Additive Manufacturing support. Reach out to the team through our website or via email at info@3degreescompany.com

    • 38 min
    3Degrees Discussions #139 - Sarah Jordan - Skuld

    3Degrees Discussions #139 - Sarah Jordan - Skuld

    That was Sarah Jordan. Sarah is a metallurgical engineer and materials scientist who is passionate about solving problems, process improvement, and process efficiency. She has worked in metal additive manufacturing (3D printing) since 2015. Sarah is currently focused on developing a new hybrid process called additive manufacturing evaporative casting (AMEC) at her company Skuld Before we get started head over to www.3degreescompany.com and subscribe to the podcast. Remember you can listen to the show anywhere you download your podcasts including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or Stitcher. Also, if you or your company are looking for materials, qualification, and or general Additive Manufacturing support. Reach out to the team through our website or via email at info@3degreescompany.com

    • 31 min
    3Degrees Discussions #138 - Steven Szymeczek

    3Degrees Discussions #138 - Steven Szymeczek

    That was Steven Szymeczek. Steven is a mechanical engineer with more than 12 years of experience across aerospace, oil & gas, consumer, and medical device industries. His broad areas of expertise include product development, engineering, and implementing design for traditional & Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing strategies.

    Before we get started head over to www.3degreescompany.com and subscribe to the podcast. Remember you can listen to the show anywhere you download your podcasts including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or Stitcher. Also, if you or your company are looking for materials, qualification, and or general Additive Manufacturing support. Reach out to the team through our website or via email at info@3degreescompany.com

    • 37 min
    3Degrees Discussions #137 - Jordan Weston - AMUG

    3Degrees Discussions #137 - Jordan Weston - AMUG

    That was Jordan Weston. Jordan is now a full time employee with the Additive Manufacturing Users Group conference having previously spent a number of years supporting and leading AM efforts at the Milwaukee School of Engineering

    Before we get started head over to www.3degreescompany.com and subscribe to the podcast. Remember you can listen to the show anywhere you download your podcasts including Spotify, Apple, Amazon, or Stitcher. Also, if you or your company are looking for materials, qualification, and or general Additive Manufacturing support. Reach out to the team through our website or via email at info@3degreescompany.com

    Be sure to check out our website www.3degreescompany.com for more content.

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