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Born To Design - SOLIDWORKS Podcast
24 minutes | Jun 21, 2021
33- Hands-on Teaching for the Next Generation of Engineers
Interview with Melissa Ahmed and Greg Beddoe, two bright design engineers who happen to also be SOLIDWORKS Champions. They share a passion for STEM and spend HALF of their time promoting it to schools in the UK by teaching it though hands-on learning opportunities with STEM Activity Days. Listen as we discuss the future of design and engineering, and how to grow interest in STEM for young students.
29 minutes | May 17, 2021
32- Its Not Just About Design
Interview with MetalQuest CEO, Scott Harms, and COO, Scott Volk. We talk about innovation in manufacturing, and the many misconceptions around what manufacturing is today. Manufacturing is one of the largest growing high-tech industries with many opportunities and great careers.
37 minutes | Jan 18, 2021
Choppers, Machining, and Community
Interview with Jason Pohl, who you may know as the product designer for the popular television show, “American Chopper.” Jason is a very outgoing and passionate advocate for Product Design, and he shares a lot about his experience, mentorship and building the product design community. Listen as Jason discusses what’s next for him and his desire to grow the design community to help others succeed in this industry.
14 minutes | Aug 16, 2020
Young Entrepreneurs Making a Difference
Interview with Lucas Crupi, who became the youngest Certified SOLIDWORKS Expert, when he passed his exam at only 15 years old. Lucas a mentor and ambassador for STEM, with a lot of wisdom for a 16 year old.
20 minutes | Jul 19, 2020
Turning Your Passion Into Your Job
Eric Haddad is a designer, but also a part-time hobbyist who started his own venture…3DAeroventures (the hobby) along with his own design business, Dimensional Fidelity. Listen as Eric shares some advice about chasing your dreams and doing what you love, and how to turn this dream into your job, or your own business.
26 minutes | Jun 14, 2020
How to Go from Product Designer to Business Owner
Marc McCauley & Jesse Hahne, are the founders of the Center for Advanced Design, who share some insights into how to start and run a successful design business. They also discuss their relationship with Mike Schultz, a pareathlete who they worked with on the design of a high-end prosthetic leg that allows Mike to compete and win many X-Games competitions.
28 minutes | May 17, 2020
BioMechatronics: Designing Next-Level Robotics for Humans
Dr. Matt Carney received a PhD in Biometrics Engineering from MIT, and is a designer and entrepreneur as well. Listen in as Matt discusses the technology and exciting advancements in designing the next level robotics. He is dedicated to creating superior bionic legs that perform better than anyone could imagine.
39 minutes | Apr 19, 2020
Learn the Keys to Kick-Start Your Business with Charles Adler
Learn the Keys to Kick-Start your business with Charles Adler, Founder of Kickstarter, designer and entrepreneur. Charles discusses the keys to taking a great idea to market, including tips for effectively communicating new ideas.
22 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
Blast Off With Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers, additive design lead at Gravity Industries, known for making the five-turbo, jet engine-powered jet suit. Listen as Sam discusses the exciting beginnings of designing a Jet suit, his first time flying it, new technology and how additive design technologies allowed them to design quicker, and his keys for designing a successful product.
25 minutes | Feb 23, 2020
Giving a Helping Hand to 1 Million
Interview with Michael Mendonca, founder of the Ellen Meadows Prosthetic Hand Foundation, an organization that has given away over 50,000 prosthetic hands, but its goal is to reach 1 million of the 18 million in need around the world. I’m also talking with David Randle, a co-worker, who has been working on a way to help Michael reach his goal through the 3DEXPERIENCE for Good program. This is an incredible story and adventure that shows what can happen when you get some passionate designers together, and I’m sure their story will inspire you.
29 minutes | Jan 19, 2020
Passion is the Fuel
Aidan Aird, a young entrepreneur, business owner, college student, and Guinness World Record holder. Aidan started an organization called STEM Kids Rock focused on igniting the passions of youth. Aidan is not only a creative designer and inventor, but a very passionate individual who has some great thoughts on the future of design.
20 minutes | Dec 15, 2019
From Bits and Atoms to Fabrication [with Dr. Neil Gershenfeld]
Interview with Dr. Neil Gershenfeld, and several of his students about the future of design. Dr. Gershenfeld is a professor and Director of MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms where he is researching many incredible things, such as cell-by-cell development, nanotechnology, and community self-sufficiency, among other things. He is also the Chairman of the Fab Foundation, which has done incredible work to change lives around the world through innovation and education.
18 minutes | Nov 17, 2019
Communication is the Key to Better Design
Eric Spurgeon is an inventor and entrepreneur who owns his own business. Perhaps above all he is a problem solver with some interesting ideas on best practices for solving a design problem, and how to solve a design problem quicker, which I believe you will enjoy hearing...
23 minutes | Oct 20, 2019
How an 18 yr Old Ushering in the Next Generation of Creators
We often hear that high-tech companies are always worried about having enough engineers and that not enough young people today are interested in pursuing careers in technology. Not to worry, as there is one person working very hard to teach our next generation of engineers and creators. Danielle Boyer works to inspire the youth in her area in STEAM and technology, and came up with several great ideas to do this, including her own program “Every Kid Gets a Robot” (EKGAR), for which she created and built her own Robotics start kit that she gives away. She has also developed STEAM-focused coloring books, and spends a lot of time teaching children on STEAM and technology and helping many student Robotics teams. But what’s most amazing is that she is only 18 years old.
35 minutes | Sep 16, 2019
Designing outside the box turns into HUGE wins [BattleBots]
Jonathan Schultz is an entrepreneur and the Team leader for the BattleBots team HUGE. Jonathan made a name for himself in 2018 when he created a revolutionary new fighting robot. Listen in to hear his advice for any designer who wants to step away from the norm.
15 minutes | Aug 18, 2019
The Most Important Part of a Start-Up with Josh Aviv - Ep18
What's the most important part of a start-up? Meet Josh Aviv, the CEO of SparkCharge. Josh took his idea, which he started in college, and turned it into a quickly growing business. Josh has some great advice for any young entrepreneur, and it might surprise you what his keys to success are.
26 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
Educating Engineers Outside of the Classroom Ep 17
Interview with Marie Planchard, which is a familiar name in our industry, as Marie spearheads the Education programs here at SOLIDWORKS, however, you may not know how involved she is in this growing community. Let’s listen in to Marie’s story to learn more about how this growing community has benefited so many...
20 minutes | Jun 23, 2019
Engineering Tips from the YouTube Engineer - Ep 16
Interview with Jeremy Fielding, who turned his interest for engineering into the creation of a successful YouTube Channel, which evolved into actual engineering jobs. He has a passion for teaching technology to his large YouTube channel audience as well as his own children. He has a lot of great advice for any budding engineer or inventor.
13 minutes | Jun 2, 2019
One Man’s Journey: from the NFL to Space with Leland Melvin of NASA - Ep15
Interview with Leland Melvin at SOLIDWORKS World 2019. Leland shares his incredible story from playing football in the NFL, to becoming a NASA astronaut and experiencing space travel. It’s an amazing journey, and Leland shares where his success came from.
19 minutes | May 12, 2019
The Evolution of a Good Idea: from Concept to Company - Ep14
Braden Reiber is an inventor who stumbled upon an idea, which in turn turned into a better idea that then eventually evolved into a business: RemUV, a company that develops small devices that can clean water using the power of the sun. Braden shares his story of how he came up with his innovative idea and turned it into a product that could help those around the world easily clean their water supplies.
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