20 Best Design for Manufacturing Podcasts of 2021

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Are you wanting to learn more about design for manufacturing ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best design for manufacturing podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Design for Manufacturing Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Born To Design – SOLIDWORKS Podcast

  • Publisher: SOLIDWORKS
  • Total Episodes: 32

Born to Design takes you inside the most fascinating stories coming out of the design and manufacturing world. The surprising backstories of amazing creators. Harrowing near-failures that became overnight successes. Uplifting examples of the many ways our community is changing the world for the better. Presented by SOLIDWORKS, Born to Design is a podcast for dreamers, designers, and creators of all kinds.

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

  • Publisher: SILCA
  • Total Episodes: 58

The Marginal Gains Podcast, presented by Silca is the show that makes a big deal about the little things, and how those little things…can be a big deal. Josh Poertner of Silca, along with Hottie and Fatty, talks about all aspects of cycling — design, manufacturing, marketing, riding, racing, management and most likely every from a thoughtful perspective. It’s a podcast for the thinking cyclist.

The Precision MicroCast

  • Publisher: Joshua Hacko
  • Total Episodes: 12

The Microcast is a podcast where Adam Demuth and Josh Hacko chat about all things precision. Adam runs his own business, Demuth Tool, leveraging his extensive experience as a toolmaker to make precision components for assorted industries. Josh is the Technical Director at Nicholas Hacko Watchmaker, and designs and makes internal mechanical watch components. Both of your hosts have a strong passion for precision, whether it be in manufacturing, metrology, design or in first principles. This podcast is simply an exploration of that passion! You can find their respective Instagram pages, where both of them post about their precision pursuits, at: Adam – @adam_the_machinist Josh – @nicholashackowatch

WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast: Digital Manufacturing From Design to Print

  • Publisher: Tom Hazzard & Tracy Hazzard
  • Total Episodes: 27

The 3D printing industry has gone through a lot of major innovations since the first WTFFF episode was recorded, more than six years ago. When one of the 3D industry leaders, HP, asked hosts, Tom Hazzard and Tracy Hazzard to take a new look at where the 3D print industry is today, they jumped at the chance to get an inside tour into global trends, education, creativity, and design, and an opportunity to cover all aspects of the HP Create Ecosystem from design to print, including 3D design, XR visualization and digital manufacturing. Meet some of the most brilliant, amazing people who are passionate about 3D design and improving the creative workflow for themselves and for their customers. Whether you’ve used HP 3D printers before or not, there is something in this series for everyone. Join the conversation and send in your questions and comments! We’re talking ingenuity, innovation, and creation – the whole process! In collaboration with HP, Tom and Tracy Hazzard have put together this 25-episode special series that invites you to explore the 3D Design and Create Ecosystem. The series will feature interviews of people who have been working in 3D Creative Workflow behind the scenes with HP 3D Print and Z By HP or some of its partner companies, as well as some updates on older WTFFF?! episodes that have topics and guests that are still very relevant today. In the spirit of change, Tom and Tracy also take the podcast to a whole new level by doing video for the first time. Make sure to watch and subscribe! Your Podcast hosts, Tracy Hazzard and Tom Hazzard, co-founders of Hazz Design Consulting have collectively designed and developed 250+ products generating almost $1 Billion in revenue for their retail clients. Their flagship 3D Print Twist Tie Design won Outstanding Work from the China World 3D Printing Tech Alliance. They hold over 37 utility and design patents with an unprecedented 86% commercialization rate – double the USPTO-reported national average. Their entrepreneurial experiences are taught in a Harvard Business Review course in 26 universities around the world. The 3D Printing Podcast WTFFF?! ranked #1 on iTunes and Stitcher. They originally began the WTFFF?! 3D Printing Podcast to help scale the steep learning curve, advocate for more 3D design and product focus, and to help people figure out their what. With almost 600 episodes, the WTFFF?! 3D Print Podcast and its website 3D Start Point has loads of tools, tips, tactics, resources, and insightful interviews to choose. After you listen to this Special Series Sponsored by HP 3D Print and Z by HP, work your way backwards through the three Archive Volumes also available here on your favorite podcast player. Tracy and Tom have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Wired, Fortune Small Business, and CNN Money, Tracy penned a weekly featured Inc. column on innovation for 4 years. They are graduates of Rhode Island School of Design with degrees in Industrial Design and Textile Design respectively. Tracy has worked directly for design-leading companies like Milliken and Herman Miller. Tom built and managed design teams for three ready-to-assemble furniture companies. They have worked as ghost designers behind both secret and well-known brands such as Martha Stewart Living, X-Rocker, Bayside Furnishings, Herman Miller, Steelcase, and Better Homes & Gardens. Their best-selling product – a mesh office chair has been in Costco for over 8 years straight. Tune in to discover what exciting changes are taking place in the 3D printing industry. The WTFFF?! Special Series features reviews, guest contributors, expert viewpoints, and useful tips and tools to help you realize your opportunity as this disruptive technology changes the future. Take a deep dive into 3D printing and the whole 3D creative workflow with us here on the WTFFF?! Special Series sponsored by HP 3D Print and Z by HP with Tom and Tracy Hazzard!

Product Startup

  • Publisher: Kevin Mako of Mako Design + Invent
  • Total Episodes: 148

The hardware product development industry’s #1 podcast. From invention idea to getting onto store shelves, and everything in between. Hear how inventors, product startups, & small manufacturers created their inventions and launched their physical product businesses. Learn from the industry’s top industrial designers, mechanical engineers, PCB designers, consumer product managers, manufacturers, patent attorneys, hardware investors, and more. Learn about industrial design / product design, prototyping, 3d printing, additive manufacturing, product manufacturing, marketing, selling, patenting, logistics, and product business scaling. Now hosted by Kevin Mako, one of the keynote leaders of the startup product development industry in North America, founder of Mako Design + Invent, and Masters of Engineering lecturer.

The Toy Coach Podcast: Making It in The Toy Industry

  • Publisher: Azhelle Wade
  • Total Episodes: 75

How do I bring my great toy ideas to life? How do I get my concepts in front of the BIG toy companies like Hasbro, Mattel, and Goliath Games? Where should I go to create my own prototypes and how much should they cost? Is my only manufacturing option in China? These are just a few of the questions that will be answered on this weekly podcast, Making It In The Toy Industry. In addition to mini toy masterclasses, and step-by-step guides, each episode is designed to help you take immediate action toward developing, presenting, licensing and producing your next big toy idea. Learn invaluable how to’s like, finding a factory for production, negotiating costs, and industry proven sales techniques so that you can turn your toy dreams into a reality. | Brought to you by thetoycoach.com |

Package Design Unboxd – with Evelio Mattos

  • Publisher: The Packaging Design Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 50

The Packaging podcast that unboxes everything you need to know about packaging from the people in packaging. Design, engineering, materials, manufacturing, and how to save the planet with sustainable packaging. Gain insight into the packaging industry from global experts in topics that range from concept development of packaging to material selection and recycling. Learn the trade tricks from experts that live and breathe packaging every day and level-up your own packaging game. The Package Design Unboxd podcast is hosted by Evelio Mattos, Creative Director of Packaging Design

Cloud N Clear

  • Publisher: SADA
  • Total Episodes: 101

Cloud can empower every organization to better use its data, transform the way it works and solve business problems. But how do you evaluate, design, test and deploy these technologies successfully? How do you harness its maximum potential? Welcome to Cloud N Clear, a podcast hosted by Tony Safoian, President and CEO of SADA. As one of Google Cloud’s original launch partners, SADA has helped hundreds of companies across industries – including healthcare, media and entertainment, retail, manufacturing, education and professional services – take full advantage of cloud technology. Learn from SADA and Google Cloud experts, along with customers and industry experts, about their journey and learnings.

The Loop

  • Publisher: RSM UK
  • Total Episodes: 13

Untangling today’s business issues. RSM’s podcast gives a voice to middle market businesses and a platform to educate and entertain. Designed for the intrigued business ear, The Loop is an upbeat podcast covering a range of financial subjects, news and topical issues. Using our own market professionals, RSM’s podcast gives an intelligent spin and our own expertise on everything from GDPR to the state of the manufacturing sector to help your business succeed.

The Digital Fabrication Experiment Podcast

  • Publisher: Winston Moy, Ed Kramer & Chris Lee
  • Total Episodes: 67

The DFX podcast is an ongoing conversation about making, CNC fabrication and micro scale manufacturing from the perspective of three solo makers and their occasional guest hosts. Co-hosted by Winston Moy (@winstonmakes), Ed Kramer (@ekramer3) and Chris Lee (@chrislee.design).

The Digital Supply Chain podcast

  • Publisher: Tom Raftery
  • Total Episodes: 138

The Digital Supply Chain podcast is a show hosted by SAP Innovation Evangelist Tom Raftery, discussing thought leadership, best practices, and the latest innovations in delivering a sustainable supply chain.The show publishes 2 episodes a week, and features interviews with luminaries in the world of supply chain and Industry 4.0.All aspects of supply chains, and how to optimise them are discussed – everything from the design, planning, manufacturing, production, delivery, all the way through to product operation. Check out also the new Women in Supply Chain themed series of episodes.

Pick, Place, Podcast

  • Publisher: CircuitHub and Worthington
  • Total Episodes: 26

The Pick, Place, Podcast is a show where we talk about electronics manufacturing and everything related to getting a circuit board into the world. Join hosts Chris Denney from Worthington and Melissa Hough from CircuitHub as they discuss the pcb assembly process, design tips that will make your manufacturer love you, and talk to industry guests.

The Variable

  • Publisher: Russ Cluff
  • Total Episodes: 20

The Variable is an innovator’s guide to all things related to product design and development. It’s a collection of interviews with industry experts who share their uncensored advice in order to help the next generation of designers and entrepreneurs take their ideas from conception to fruition. Episodes cover aspects of industrial design, graphic design, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing to give listeners key insights on how to successfully develop and sell a product in today’s marketplace.

The Manufacturing Show

  • Publisher: Sweet Fish Media
  • Total Episodes: 67

Are you a leader in an industrial or manufacturing company and want to hear from others just like you? In this podcast, you’ll hear from experts that focus on industrial and manufacturing topics and learn the latest trends, ideas, and breakthroughs along with practical tools you can use to stay on top of your game. Listen to real people in the trenches every day just like you! Topics will include the latest strategies to grow your business, new technology updates in areas like additive manufacturing, digital transformation, operations improvements, security, sustainability, HR, design, trade, and regulation.


  • Publisher: Joe Toste
  • Total Episodes: 32

TechTables is a design and technology Q&A podcast which mixes the best in design and technology innovations.You’ll join me – Joe Toste – as I interview industry leaders from across the world from startups to Fortune 500 behemoths – mixing it up (see how I pulled that off?) each week with topics ranging from design, product innovation, engineering, mobile, product development, emerging technologies (mR, AR, VR, AI), IoT, cloud, and industry 4.0.TechTables is sponsored by Nagarro – a high-end technology solutions company to some of the world’s leading organizations across industries from retail, manufacturing, automotive, airlines, insurance, banking, and high tech in Silicon Valley.To catch more episodes of the podcast you can go to techtablespodcast.com. And to learn more about our sponsor please visit nagarro.comAnd of course – you can find me – the TechTables Podcast Host – on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/in/jtoste/. Like to be a guest on the show? Email me at [email protected].

StartUp FASHION: Do It Your Way

  • Publisher: Nicole Giordano
  • Total Episodes: 15

Interviews with independent fashion designers who have built successful, thriving businesses from the ground up by doing things differently and making their own rules. In each episode we’ll dive into topics like manufacturing your product, marketing your brand, selling more product, building your team, and leveling up your fashion business.

Shop Matters

  • Publisher: Shop Matters
  • Total Episodes: 22

A podcast designed to talk about the world of machining and manufacturing with your host Wade Anderson. Sponsored by Okuma America.

Data in Depth

  • Publisher: Mountain Point
  • Total Episodes: 24

Data in Depth explores the world of advanced analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning within the context of the manufacturing industry. In each episode, we talk with industry leaders and analytics experts to help manufacturers gain a 360-degree view of the shop floor, their business processes, and their customers. We dig into the concepts of descriptive, prescriptive, and predictive analytics to help solve modern manufacturing problems. From MRP to quality control, from field service to customer experience, our conversations are designed to spur innovative, data-driven thinking for those working to build the factories of the future.

PCB Chat

  • Publisher: UP Media Group
  • Total Episodes: 158

Recorded conversations and interviews on electronics design and manufacturing with the editors of PCD&F/Circuits Assembly

Courageous! Artificial Intelligence & Cybersecurity Think Tank with Dr. Rollan Roberts

  • Publisher: Dr. Rollan Roberts II
  • Total Episodes: 152

Dr. Rollan Roberts is an advisor and resource to national governments on strong Artificial Intelligence and quantum-proof Cybersecurity and was nominated to Central Command’s Department of Defense Civilian Task Force. He is the CEO of Courageous!, a superhuman AI and Cybersecurity research and product development think tank that serves advanced national security initiatives of national governments. He served as CEO of the Hoverboard company, creating the best-selling consumer product worldwide in 2015, and has a record of crafting viral global brands as CEO of both public and private SMB to multi-billion dollar companies. Dr. Roberts hosts the annual African Diplomatic Entrepreneur Summit in partnership with multiple African governments and United Nations SDGs, and was bestowed the diplomatic designation of “His Excellency” when awarded Peace Ambassador to World Governments by the International College of Peace Studies.Dr. Roberts has addressed world leaders at Harvard University, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and China’s government and business leaders in Tiananmen Square at the Great Hall of the People (China’s Congress). He served as an advisor to the Top 20 Startup companies in the world (in Spain) and advisor on the U.S.-China Trade War.In addition to being a private pilot, he holds a Doctorate degree in Global Business and Entrepreneurship, authored 6 best-selling international books on business and entrepreneurship, founded the International Down Syndrome CEO Camp for entrepreneurs (www.DownsCEO.com corporate diversity and inclusiveness), and continues to educate and empower leaders and entrepreneurs by hosting the annual CEO Cruise and women’s empowerment BeautyPro Cruise as Chairman of the Board for the International Association of Pageantry.- Recognized industry authority in consumer goods, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, energy, technology, manufacturing, direct sales/network marketing, cannabis, and biotech sectors. – Formulated natural baby formula that was closest alternative to breast milk. – Founded nutraceutical company as natural alternative/supplement to chemotherapy.- Top 100 Most Influential Floridians of 2015 by Insight Magazine.- Marketing & Branding strategist with Tom Feltenstein, Creator of the McDonalds Happy Meal & opened first Ronald McDonald House.

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