The Edge

A podcast about the designers, engineers, and businesses exploring the frontier of digital fabrication

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Season 3, Episode 4 — 3D Fab Light: A Deep Dive Into Industrial Laser Cutters

Season 3, Episode 4 — 3D Fab Light: A Deep Dive Into Industrial Laser Cutters

In this episode, we learn about the world of industrial metal laser cutters with the 3D Fab Light team. What initially started as a project at Otherlab to make bicycle frame fabrication easier eventually spun out into a very capable (and highly specialized) 4-axis metal laser cutter. 
Season 3, Episode 3 — Saul Griffith: Otherlab, Engineering for Good & the Future of Private Research Labs

Season 3, Episode 3 — Saul Griffith: Otherlab, Engineering for Good & the Future of Private Research Labs

In this third episode of The Edge podcast, we sit down with engineer, inventor, and founder of Otherlab Saul Griffith to learn more about the research and ethos driving this independent, San Francisco-based R&D lab. 
Season 3, Episode 2 — Angelo Juras: Autodesk & the Past, Present & Future of CNC Machining

Season 3, Episode 2 — Angelo Juras: Autodesk & the Past, Present & Future of CNC Machining

Bre and Zach sit down with master machinist Angelo Juras at the Autodesk Pier 9 facility in San Francisco. In his current position at Autodesk as a CAM product manager, he has a unique vantage point to recount the last three decades in machining and talk about what’s to come in the future.
Carly Mick of Kestrel Materials

Season 3, Episode 1 – Carly Mick: Kestrel Materials, Soft Goods & Textiles Manufacturing

Welcome to Season 3 of The Edge podcast. In this first episode, Bre and Zach dive into the world of soft goods and textiles manufacturing with expert Carly Mick. Carly is the senior manufacturing manager for Kestrel Materials, a startup born out of Otherlab in San Francisco. 
Season 2 Episode 8 – Alberto Savoia: Lessons in Prototyping & “Pretotyping”

Season 2 Episode 8 – Alberto Savoia: Lessons in Prototyping & “Pretotyping”

In this last episode of Season 2, we talk all about prototyping and “pretotyping.” Our guest, Alberto Savoia, is a mathematician and engineer, who among many things led the initial development of Google’s Ad Words
Season 2 Episode 7 – Nadya Peek: Making Modular & Accessible Machines

Season 2 Episode 7 – Nadya Peek: Making Modular & Accessible Machines

Nadya Peek is a professor in the department of Human Centered Design & Engineering at the University of Washington, where she runs an interesting lab called Machine Agency. Her work focuses on unconventional digital fabrication tools, small-scale automation, and advanced manufacturing.
Season 2 Episode 6 – Dan Shaprio: Glowforge, Lasercutters & Why We Make

Season 2 Episode 6 – Dan Shaprio: Glowforge, Lasercutters & Why We Make

This week we speak with Dan Shapiro, the co-founder and CEO of Glowforge. You probably recall the 2015 launch of this desktop laser cutter that took the digital fabrication world by storm. What’s most unique about Glowforge, however, isn’t the sleek industrial design, but the diverse community that’s rallied behind this tool.

Season 2 Episode 5 – Mohit Bhoite: Giving Life to Electronics

Season 2 Episode 5 – Mohit Bhoite: Giving Life to Electronics

This week we speak with Mohit Bhoite. By day, Mohit is a senior electrical engineer at the IoT startup Particle, but come nights and weekends, Mohit is a full-time sculptor. In this episode, Mohit shares more about how he assembles his freeform circuit sculptures and what initially inspired him to get started in electrical engineering.
Season 2 Episode 4 – Greg Wolos: Design Thinking

Season 2 Episode 4 – Greg Wolos: Design Thinking

In this episode we sit down with industrial designer and engineer, Greg Wolos, to speak about design thinking. Greg is not only focused on the way consumer goods look, feel and get manufactured, but also the way in which we incorporate consumer electronics in our lives on a more conceptual level.
Season 2 Episode 3 – Will Langford: Machines That Make Machines

Season 2 Episode 3 – Will Langford: Machines That Make Machines

In this episode, we speak with Will Langford, an engineer and researcher at the Center for Bits and Atoms. CBA – a part of MIT — is an interdisciplinary initiative exploring the boundary between computer science and physical science. 
Season 2 Episode 2 – Aaron Panone: Leaving Your Mark

Season 2 Episode 2 – Aaron Panone: Leaving Your Mark

In this episode, Bre and Zach visit with Aaron Panone in his studio in Boston, Massachusetts. Aaron is a self-producing designer and engineer who focuses on making acetate eyewear and custom bicycle components.
Season 2 Episode 1 – Ian Schon: For the Love of Craft

Season 2 Episode 1 – Ian Schon: For the Love of Craft

In this episode, we sit down with watchmaker, Ian Schon. Ian is in love with watches and the craft of horology. He also makes and sells a beautiful collection of pens, but really for him, the drive is much more basic: It’s about making. Full stop.