For our last Digital Factory Podcast episode of 2018, we bring you a conversation between Jon Bruner and Andrew Edman, an applications engineer at Formlabs and author of the Clear Design Lab newsletter. Topics include the value of proprietary manufacturing technology, the aesthetics of generative design, the influence of social media on product design, and the accelerating pace of design evolution.
The Digital Factory Conference is returning to Boston on May 7, 2019. Jeff Immelt hosts, and speakers include the CEO of Align Technology, CIOs of FedEx and Baker Hughes, the head of manufacturing at Ford Motor, CTO of GE, and CEOs of Formlabs and Desktop Metal. Visit thedigitalfactory.com to see the program, and register soon; prices increase as the conference approaches.
Links from this episode:
- The Roland MDX-15, Andrew’s favorite tool
- Jon’s favorite tool this week: the Caran d’Ache 849 metallic ballpoint pen, in red anodized aluminum. Swiss made!
- Datron mills, which have a user interface that’s a couple of decades advanced from a conventional machine-tool interface
- Inventables, which makes a line of easy-to-use CNC routers. Zach Kaplan, CEO of Inventables, appeared in episode 13 of the podcast