Episode 131

David Scannapieco

NSL Analytics

We had the pleasure of speaking with David Scannapieco, the Scientific Development Management Manager at NSL Analytics. David is an Experienced Researcher with an interest in mechanical characterization, reliability testing of materials, and the development of novel metallic materials through additive manufacturing. He dives into the many projects he took on before his entering his role at NSL along with giving an overview of NSL Analytics and what they specialize in. Be sure to check out David's recommended read: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World by David Epstein.

0:00 - Intro 1:23 - David's early years 6:20 - Alloy development project 11:40 - In-situ monitoring process 17:07 - Measuring metrics and Gradient spacing control 22:47 - Transition after Ph.D. 24:45 - Overview of NSL Analytics 28:35 - NSL's part testing processes 30:48 - Customer knowledge of machine capabilities 33:23 - Designing testing experiments 36:50 - Top 3 tests for additive parts 38:56 - Excitement for remainder of the year 40:30 - David's Recommended Read