Episode 6 | June 9, 2022

Aerospace’s Secret Sustainability Solution

John Pilla | former Chief Technology Officer, Spirit AeroSystems

Next generation Aerospace innovations like SAFs and eVTOLs are too far off to meet the sustainability goals of today’s major airliners, says John Pila, former CTO of Spirit AeroSystems. Instead, airliners must rely on a tried-and-true sustainability method: cutting weight and cost.

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Episode 5 | June 6, 2022

What is DFM?

Mark Rushton | former Design Engineer, SOLIDWORKS

A designer’s initial concept rarely matches up with what is efficient for manufacturing. To reduce time to market and maximize the value of labor, organizations need to help engineers test the feasibility of their designs before sending them to manufacture. Mark Rushton explains DFM, digital twins, and the power of the digital factory.

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Episode 4 | June 3, 2022

Empower Your Global Design Team

Hank Marcy | VP Global Product Development, Hitachi

A strategy of outsourcing the easiest jobs to the cheapest labor environment may seem like a win, but it misses out on the full potential of innovations emerging from APAC and benefiting the global enterprise. Hank Marcy, Senior Global VP at Hitachi, Bissel, and Whirlpool, shares how modularizing your product line can reap untold benefits for a global manufacturer.

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Episode 3 | May 31, 2022

What is DTC?

Patrick O'Brien | former Quality Engineer, Grizzly Industrial

Design engineers can be the first line of defense against rising product costs, but only if they’re empowered by real-time data-driven models. Patrick O’Brien talks about the tools he wishes every designer had to save their companies cost overruns, engineering change orders, and unnecessary headaches.

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