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Manufacturing Happy Hour - Chris Luecke EPISODE 37, 26th January 2021
Following Your Passion in 3D Printing with Greg Paulsen
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Following Your Passion in 3D Printing with Greg Paulsen

Greg Paulsen is the Director of Application Engineering at Xometry, offering industry-leading manufacturing and 3D printing on demand. While we can’t help but highlight Greg’s experience as a wine educator back in his college days, today, he leads the Application Engineering team at Xometry as an advanced manufacturing expert and 3D printing evangelist.

In this episode, we talk about the inner workings of 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Greg is so passionate about his role in the 3D printing universe that it is sure to inspire you to follow your own passion in your career. Greg also shares some actionable tips to help advance your career before he debunks some of the biggest myths around 3D printing and lets us in on a few industry secrets. Finally, we wrap up the conversation with a discussion focused on Greg’s second passion – good wine and good company.

In this episode, find out:

  • How Greg adapted a unique perspective of 3D additive manufacturing
  • Greg reveals how he got started in the wine industry
  • How Greg went from working in wine education to his current role as Director of Application Engineering at Xometry
  • Greg debunks two common myths around 3D printing
  • How prototyping is like “going from an analog to a digital camera”
  • Why Greg is so passionate about 3D printing
  • Greg shares some great career tips and advice to help you get your dream job
  • How manufacturing and real production as the new 3D printing frontier can scale in terms of customer acceptance, cosmetics, cost, output, etc.
  • How the aerospace industry accumulates an amazing ROI
  • The ROI benefits of adopting metal additive manufacturing in aerospace
  • Greg reveals what comes first – CAD or 3D printing
  • We wrap up our conversation with some wine recommendations, and Greg shares a simplified description of what Xometry does

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Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Someone who's a fantastic communicator, who can also learn a technical expertise, is a jewel.” – Greg Paulsen
  • “Manufacturing and real production is the new 3D printing frontier.” – Greg Paulsen
  • “In 3D printing, you can put different features together in a way that you couldn't naturally combine.” – Greg Paulsen

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