Over the last century, manufacturing has undergone many changes. And, now, the manufacturing industry is experiencing another revolution. Featuring conversations from the field, Shifting Gears highlights manufacturers, consultants, and industry experts from the modern world of manufacturing. Join us each quarter, as we share the latest news, trends, technology, and expert insights to help manufacturers thrive in today’s economy.
Celebrating Manufacturing Day 2021
Episode 4 features James Sly, President & CEO of the East County Economic Development Council; Pierre Coeurdeuil, Advising & Education Director for SFMade; and Ricardo Vasquez, Economic Policy Manager for the LA Mayor’s Office. James, Pierre, and Ricardo discuss how their organizations first got involved with MFG Day, the eye-opening experiences they’ve had at local manufacturers’ facilities during MFG Day, and the steps and benefits of hosting a MFG Day event.
Is Additive Manufacturing the Right Addition to Your Operation?
Episode 3 features Dr. Richard M. Seugling, Manufacturing Engineering Section Leader at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL); Jay Dinsmore, Founder and CEO of Dinsmore Inc.; and Matt Sand, Co-Founder and President of 3DEO. Richard, Jay, and Matt define additive manufacturing and discuss how to determine if this technology is right for your company, what to consider before taking the additive journey, and what they see for the future of additive.
Robotics & the Small Manufacturer Part 2: How Robotics Can Increase Employee Safety & Productivity
Episode 2 features Mario Persicone, Director of Operations at PNM Company and Owner of Pro Laser Graphics. Mario discusses the applications of robotics and automation and how they can boost productivity and make a workplace safer.
Robotics & the Small Manufacturer Part 1: The Evolution of Robotics Technologies
Episode 1 features Dr. Satyandra K. Gupta, Smith International Professor in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department and Director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing in the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California; and Craig Schlenoff, Group Leader of the Cognition and Collaboration Systems Group and Program Manager of the Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program in the Intelligent Systems Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). SK and Craig discuss the evolution of robotics technologies, the impact on the manufacturing industry, how to develop a roadmap for implementation, and their predictions for the future of robotics.
Shifting Gears Season Three Trailer
Season Three of Shifting Gears deep-dives into advanced manufacturing technologies: automation, robotics, and additive. The season concludes with a special episode in celebration of Manufacturing Day 2021. Shifting Gears’ host Gregg Profozich is joined by subject matter experts to explore each of this season’s four topics.
Women in Manufacturing
Episode 6 features Natalia Sephton, President & CEO of M&R Engineering; Sarah Myers, Founder & CEO of HMP - Hemp Made Products; and Lisa Anderson, Founder & President of LMA Consulting Group Inc. Natalia, Sarah, and Lisa discuss their experiences as women in manufacturing—how they got started, their professional accomplishments, and the current state of opportunities for women in the industry.
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Learned so much- thank you to the CMTC host Gregg for a super informative interview packed with resources for any small manufacturer. As a California small manufacturer I found this a “must listen” - and am subscribed for more! Jessica