With CAD software becoming more and more accessible to the general public, a whole new world of possibilities is quickly opening up to the home enthusiast. This week's podcast guest, Kibbetech's Matthew Bernasconi, has spent his entire life immersed in CAD and mechanical engineering and knows this industry better than most.
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In this episode, Matt and podcast host Andre Simon discuss the automotive design and engineering realm at length, starting with Matt's early introduction to, and obsession with, CAD as a teenager. With a mix of formal training and learning on the job, Matt tracks his career from lowly grunt at a speed shop, to designing for the aerospace industry, to now creating some seriously cool offroad race equipment with Kibbetech.
Matt also goes deep into explaining how high-end 5-axis CNC mills operate, and what's required to get them producing perfect parts without destroying themselves — which, as we find out, is disturbingly easy to do. Popular CAD software options are also broken down, and Matt weighs in on the pros and cons of each.
Form vs function, high strength vs low weight‚ mild steel vs stainless vs alloy — this episode is crammed full of great engineering knowledge and just the right amount of advice when it comes to both designing your own parts at home or embarking on a career path in the industry.
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