Episode 103

Mark Kirby

University of Waterloo

Mark Kirby joins as our guest for episode 103. Currently, Mark is the leader in industry outreach and training in additive manufacturing at the University of Waterloo's Multi-Scale Additive Manufacturing Lab. Mark speaks on his wide-ranging career experiences such as: being the head of Renishaw's Canadian Additive Manufacturing business, starting Renishaw's first North American Solutions Centre, and working at his father's machine shop, Jet Blades. Mark's knowledge and detailed perspective on the additive industry provides for a very insightful conversation.

Episode Summary:

0:00 - Introduction 1:41 - Mark's Background 12:35 - Other Opportunities besides Jet Blades 16:33 - Reflecting on Losing Sister-Companies 24:01 - Reflecting on Time at Renishaw 35:52 - When to Invest in a Machine 41:37 - Mike's Inspiration behind Pursuing Materials Consulting 45:15 - Current Role at Waterloo/Industry Viewpoint