Hosted by Joris Peels (3DPrint.com, Executive Editor) and Maxwell Bogue (3Doodler, Co-Founder & Investor), 3DPOD brings 3D printing & additive manufacturing news and insight, with straight talk from two bona fide 3D printing pros.
Listen to two of the most brilliant and colorful minds in the industry as they discuss 3D printers, materials and corresponding 3D tech. 3D Pod offers a grasp on the world of 3D printing, replete with first hand experiences, technical know-how, industry histories and stories. Lots of stories.
Joris Peels is the Netherlands-based Editor in Chief of 3DPrint.com, the #1 source for 3D printing news and industry resources. Joris has more than a decade’s experience working for 3D printing companies including Shapeways, Materialise, Formlabs, Ultimaker, MakePrintable, Hewlett Packard. Joris lives, eats, sleeps and dreams 3D printing and tries to give a dose of realism and truth to the hype surrounding 3D printing.
Maxwell Bogue is Co-Founder and Inventor of the 3Doodler, the world's first 3D printing pen and one of the most successful Kickstarter projects of all-time. Once described by the Huffington Post as "the happiest man at CES" Maxwell has been invited to keynote and speak at events worldwide including LeWeb, Tech+ and CE Week, both on the 3D printing industry and getting companies off the ground.
3DPOD Episode 78: Steve Grundahl, Midwest Prototyping & Prototek
Steve Grundahl started Midwest Prototyping in the very early days of 3D printing. On this episode of the 3DPOD, he tells us about how he got financing, how he grew his business. what technologies and applications he relied on, and how he kept growing. Steve also tells us why he opted to sell his firm now and how the future of Midwest Prototyping under the umbrella of Prototek will look. As well as sharing his entrepreneurial journey, Steve imparts a lot of wisdom. There are anecdotes, but ones that you can really learn from. We had a blast once again with this episode and know that you will find it to be valuable, as well.
3DPOD Episode 77: Max Lobovsky, Formlabs Co-Founder & CEO
A 3D printing double unicorn, Formlabs is one of the most talked about and followed startups out there. The firm pioneered desktop stereolithography and the professional desktop segment and now has released an entry level powder bed fusion machine, as well.
We speak to founder and CEO Max Lobovsky about the early days of Formlabs. How did the company get funding? Well, it started with an overheard story and a tweet. Max goes on to talk about why Formlabs made some of the choices it did and how it came to grow. He discusses the company's future and how it will continue to grow, as well. We also discuss SPACs, IPOs and more. Really great discussion!
Max will also take part in the SmarTech – Stifel AM Investment Strategies 2021 summit on September 9, 2021, where he will be able to shed more light on overall market and his company’s role in it. Register for free here.
3DPOD Episode 76: 3D Printing File Formats with 3MF Executive Director Luis Baldez
Luis Baldez is Senior Manager of Market Development for HP, but he's also the Executive Director of the 3MF Consortium. 3MF is trying to get the 3D printing industry to ditch the much maligned STL file format for something better.
The team wants to establish .3MF as a new standard to get more accurate files that can convey more information. If we want to produce colorful or gradient parts, or multiple materials in a single part, then we will need better ways of describing them. STL also doesn't work well for super complex lattices and other new geometries. So, Luis and his team are going to try to help us transition. But, how to do this? Who is 3MF? And what are they doing? These are all topics that you can learn from our podcast.
3DPOD Episode 75: 3D Printed Meat with MeaTech 3D Founder, Omri Schanin
MeaTech 3D (NasdaqCM: MITC) is the Israeli startup rocket ship that is aiming to commercialize and industrialize 3D printed meat. Ethical meat uses fewer resources, less water, less land and creates many fewer emissions than regular meat does. But can this development actually work at scale? How much will it cost? And how do you make 3D printed meat? We look into the future and at the possible disruption that 3D printed meat may bring together with co-founder Omri Schanin.
3DPOD Episode 74: Jochen Loock, Fraunhofer IAPT
Jochen Loock has trained over 1000 professionals in Additive Manufacturing through the Additive Academy at Fraunhofer Research Institution for Additive Manufacturing Technologies (IAPT). He now performs business development with automotive companies for the prestigious German research institute.
Jochen has been instrumental in several groundbreaking 3D printing projects for end-use automotive components. He has helped car companies adopt 3D printing and industrialize it for parts that could be on your next car. Our conversation with Jochen was, therefore, fueled by experiences and knowledge gleaned not only from academia but also from the frontlines of 3D printing in manufacturing. We hope that you'll like this episode!
3DPOD Episode 73: Scaling 3D Printing with AM-FLOW Commercial Director, Carlos Zwikker
Carlos Zwikker has long been involved with AM. He was a great influence on Shapeways when it started and has advised many other firms, as well. Previously at Electrolux and Philips, Carlos now deploys his expertise and talents at AM-FLOW.
AM-FLOW is a company that uses machine vision and machine learning to automate 3D printing. AM-FLOW's solutions automatically detect and identify parts so they can be routed, compared, picked and put in the right boxes. Together with its partners, the firm wants to help drastically reduce the costs of 3D printing by automating part handling and more. We had a fun conversation with Carlos that made us think a lot, not only about AM-FLOW, but also about 3D printing in general and its fortunes and future.
We need more quality content like this in the 3D Print space. MOAR episodes!
Great interviews, but...
... PLEASE adjust the intro and outro levels! Your listeners are getting their ears blasted.