9 episodes

The Design Engineering Podcast features conversations with industry experts about trending topics important to Canada’s mechanical engineers and designers. Like the magazine, the podcast will explore topics in automation, machine building and product development as well as current projects in the automotive, aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets.

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The Design Engineering Podcast features conversations with industry experts about trending topics important to Canada’s mechanical engineers and designers. Like the magazine, the podcast will explore topics in automation, machine building and product development as well as current projects in the automotive, aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets.

    That’s an IRAP

    That’s an IRAP

    This episode features Mike Curry, Director General – Ontario for the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistant Program (IRAP), Canada's leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses. In this episode, Mike explains how the IRAP program works, details how the program assists companies beyond just funding and gives practical advice on how to get a project accepted.

    • 37 min
    Part 2: Degrees of Freedom

    Part 2: Degrees of Freedom

    This episode of the Design Engineering Podcast continues the conversation with Mecademic Robotics co-founder, Ilian Bonev, about the company’s Meca500 six-axis robot.
    In part 2, Ilian explains which applications the Meca500 is best suited for, details the challenges of singularities in six-axis robots, and provides a sneak peak of the company’s up-coming high-speed SCARA robot.

    • 28 min
    Part 1: Degrees of Freedom

    Part 1: Degrees of Freedom

    This episode of the Design Engineering Podcast features the first half of an interview with Mecademic Robotics co-founder and co-owner, Ilian Bonev. The Montreal-based company is known for its Meca500, the market’s smallest 6-axis robot, which has experienced a meteoric rise in the automation market in recent years.
    In part 1, Ilian provides an overview of the Meca500, describes the robot's unique capabilities and delves into the advantages (and challenges) 6 degrees-of-freedom robots in general.

    • 34 min
    The iPhone of Machine Controllers? – Part 2

    The iPhone of Machine Controllers? – Part 2

    In part 2 of this episode on the ctrlX Core, Bosch Rexroth product manager, Allen Tubbs, explores how the machine controller fits into the company’s larger ctrlX Automation ecosystem, as well as how it can serve as a manufacturer's first step toward an IIoT digital transformation.

    • 26 min
    The iPhone of Machine Controllers?

    The iPhone of Machine Controllers?

    Product manager, Allen Tubbs, takes a deep dive into Bosch Rexroth’s CtrlX Core controller, including the Linux-based platform’s specs and capabilities, as well as its novel “smart-phone-like” approach to automation.

    • 27 min
    Revving the NGen

    Revving the NGen

    In this episode, Next Generation Manufacturing Canada’s (NGen) Frank Defalco shares how the Canadian Supercluster concept spurs innovation in Canadian industry, breaks down how NGen operates its programs and details the organization’s current projects for EV part development and additive manufacturing.

    • 52 min

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