Digital Manufacturing, electronics podcast, Greg Paulsen, MacroFab, macrofab engineering podcast, Xometry
Podcast
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MEP EP#181: Greg Paulsen: Pizza is the Way to an Engineer’s Heart

Podcast Notes

Greg Paulsen

  • The leader of the Application Engineering team at Xometry
  • Xometry is an online instant quoting platform for custom manufacturing projects, which utilize a professional network of thousands of manufacturers
  • Greg’s team handles special case projects that require attention to material selection, design-for-manufacturing, and technical engineering resources
  • Plays a vital role in vetting new technologies and materials to add to Xometry’s manufacturing portfolio
  • Background is in product development using rapid prototyping, focusing on the various applications of industrial 3D printing and advanced manufacturing

Digital Manufacturing

  • Uploading and interpreting customer’s files
  • Can uploading to the cloud replace drawings?
  • Drawings contain so much information that is necessary
  • Is it too easy to just dump in a 3d model and not worry about the rest?
  • Experienced vs Newbie customers – What kind of resources exist for both?
  • Assemblies
  • Tolerances and Stackup

Breaking tradition

  • How is “digital manufacturing” replacing the more traditional customer/manufacturer relationships?
  • Approvals and certifications?
  • Inspections and reports?
  • If a customer wishes to do a walk through or receive specific factory information is that available?

The Network of Partners

  • How to handle capability?
  • Quality?
  • Lead times?

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Greg Paulsen of Xometry. Greg is the leader of the Application Engineering team at Xometry and plays a vital role in vetting new technologies and materials to add to Xometry’s manufacturing portfolio.

Greg Paulsen of Xometry. Greg is the leader of the Application Engineering team at Xometry and plays a vital role in vetting new technologies and materials to add to Xometry’s manufacturing portfolio.


Special thanks to whixr over at Tymkrs for the intro and outro!