The Edge

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

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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.
Season 1 Episode 8 – Bre Pettis: Utopia, Hackerspaces & the Early Days of MakerBot

Season 1 Episode 8 – Bre Pettis: Utopia, Hackerspaces & the Early Days of MakerBot

In this last episode of Season One, Bre Pettis, co-host of The Edge, talks about the early days of MakerBot. As co-founder and former CEO of MakerBot, Bre played a huge role in popularizing 3D printing and making it accessible to students, educators, and makers.
Season 1 Episode 7 – Tiffany Tseng: Designing Tools & Interfaces For Making

Season 1 Episode 7 – Tiffany Tseng: Designing Tools & Interfaces For Making

In this episode, we speak with Tiffany Tseng, a mechanical engineer turned UX/UI designer. As fabrication tools make their way from the factory floor to our desktops, designers like Tiffany have spent a lot of time thinking about how to create powerful yet intuitive and modern interfaces for makers like us to use.
Season 1 Episode 6 – Wazer: What Does "Desktop" Fabrication Actually Mean?

Season 1 Episode 6 – Wazer: What Does "Desktop" Fabrication Actually Mean?

The desktop machine category has expanded to include industrial machinery that’s sometimes hard to imagine actually putting on a desk. One recent addition is Wazer, a desktop waterjet cutter.
Season 1 Episode 5 - Liz Corbin: Expanding Our Materials Library

Season 1 Episode 5 - Liz Corbin: Expanding Our Materials Library

Liz Corbin is a materials designer and researcher. In this episode she talks about biomaterials, and how her organization Materiom is enabling makers and designers to experiment and fabricate with these alternative materials.  
Season 1 Episode 4 - Breakfast: Break It Till You Make It

Season 1 Episode 4 - Breakfast: Break It Till You Make It

The founders of Breakfast share a behind the scenes look at how they approach the design and fabrication of the company's high-tech contemporary art installations. Hint: their prototyping motto is hidden in their name.  
Season 1 Episode 3 - Ben Redwood: 3D Hubs & Automated Manufacturing

Season 1 Episode 3 - Ben Redwood: 3D Hubs & Automated Manufacturing

Ben Redwood, Director of Supply Chain at 3D Hubs, shares some of the recent transitions the company has gone through and what it means to automate human interactions in manufacturing.
Season 1 Episode 2 - John Saunders: An Education in CNC

Season 1 Episode 2 - John Saunders: An Education in CNC

John Saunders of NYCCNC talks about how he initially got into machining and what the current landscape looks like for educating the next generation of machinists.
Season 1 Episode 1 - CW&T: Keeping Production Close to Home

Season 1 Episode 1 - CW&T: Keeping Production Close to Home

Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy of CW&T discuss what it means to keep production close to home and why they're investing in their basement fabrication and prototyping studio.