Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes. Uplifting examples of the many ways our community is changing the world for the better. Presented by SOLIDWORKS, Born to Design is a podcast for dreamers, designers, and creators of all kinds.
41- What Does Good Design Sound Like?
Listen in to an interview with Halewijn Stikvoort, a designer, an acoustics engineer, and a key member of the SOLIDWORKS community. Halewijn shares his thoughts on finding your engineering passion, which, for him, was acoustics.
Merging Humans and Technology
Kate Reed is a designer, inventor, maker, mentor, and a key member of the SOLIDWORKS community. Kate is a leader in the study of and innovation for wearable technology, leveraging principles of nature to better connect humans and computers.
Listen in as Kate discusses her fascinating research and knowledge on the future of technology and human interaction.
39- You Get What You Give (to and from the community) with Lauritz Berg
Interview with Lauritz Berg, a design engineer for Leisure Vans, who shares some great insights into tips and tricks and techniques for designing better through improved collaboration. Lauritz is an active member of the SOLIDWORKS User Forum community, asking questions and often providing helpful and insightful answers for other SOLIDWORKS users around the world. He also has taken time to contribute his ideas and overall 3DSwym User Experience enhancement requests to Dassault Systèmes.
38- Words of Wisdom from a 91 Year Old SOLIDWORKS User
Interview with 91 year old Johnnie Floyd, who still today uses SOLIDWORKS, and is STILL inventing. Johnnie has been inventing long before the advent of modern computers or CAD software, and holds several patents, and is still working on new ones. Johnnie has an enormous amount of wisdom to share with other designers and engineers of any age, which I believe you will enjoy.
37- Hacking Engineering History with Integza
Interview with Joel Gomez who creates very engaging explanatory videos on topics around engineering, such as rockets, engines, and many other topics. He has a very large following, probably due to how hard he works at explaining engineering concepts, and building and solving engineering hurdles throughout history – it’s a very creative channel, which I suggest you check out. Joel shares some insights into his business and how he approached solving difficult engineering and design problems.
36- How Understanding the Build Influences the Design
Interview with Gabe Corbett, who started his career in machining, but is now a consultant and the top SOLIDWORKS trainer on LinkedIn. He has had an interesting and diverse career with positions that include machine shop owner, product designer, teacher, user group leader, and design consultant. Gabe has some great insights on how best to design a product from concept all the way through to fabrication.
Entertaining, insightful and actionable! 🙌
Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started as a catalyst for change - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Cliff does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - with leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!
These podcasts are extremely interesting! They share unique and innovative stories about how people are using design and development to help with their everyday life. Anybody with innovative/mechanical interests, these are right up your alley.
Inspiration + Engineers
So cool to hear the stories of Engineers and what’s inspired them, how they’ve overcome challenges, and the advice they share to the listeners. Very entertaining!