Jeff Degrange, Chief Commercial Officer of Impossible Objects, joins the show for episode 99. Jeff has been around the additive space since the mid-'90s. He's had huge roles during his career such as being the Vice President at Stratasys, being the leader of the Certification and Qualification of Flight Hardware for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and 787 Aircraft Programs at Boeing, all leading up to his current stint at Impossible Objects. Jeff talks about his progression in additive along with the technological advancements that have been made in the advanced manufacturing space. Jeff's insight on 3D Printing is extensive, making this a very knowledgable conversation between Jeff and Mike. Below are two short clips from the conversation along with the full episode in its entirety.
0:00 - Introduction 1:34 - Jeff's Background 3:24 - Early Influences on Engineering Career 5:30 - Investing in Additive from a Large Company Standpoint 8:26 - Benefits from using Additive 10:05 - Growing Pains of Laser Sintering 14:54 - How Boeing utilized their Data and Investments 17:54 - Transition within Boeing 22:00 - Manufacturing vs Equipment Manufacturing 24:59 - Industry Viewpoint of 3D Printing during time at Stratasys 27:32 - Initial Changes to improve Manufacturing Processes 30:39 - Transition from Stratasys to Impossible Objects 32:48 - Advantages of New Technologies and Materials 37:06 - Open-Mindedness to New Technology 42:24 - Advice for Beginners in Additive 46:31 - Connect with Jeff