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Many people turn to podcasts to change lonely commutes into enriching journeys and fill isolated moments during the day with inspirational and colourful stories. We have many stories to tell and interesting topics to explore, and we want to do this with you! 

Talking Additive is the 3D printing podcast where we explore the impact of additive manufacturing with business innovators. The show is hosted by Matt Griffin and brought to you by Ultimaker. 



Today we launch our channel with 3 compelling episodes, and we will add new episodes every 2 weeks on Tuesday. They’re available on TalkingAdditive.com and major podcast directories, such as Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn. 


  • Episode 1: The 3 stages of adopting additive, with Matthew Forrester, L’Oréal 
  • Episode 2: Application-driven materials, with Danielle Glasbergen-Benning, DSM 
  • Episode 3: The future of manufacturing 
  • Episode 4: Roadmaps for 3D printing in education
  • Episode 5: Materials compounding and future of FFF materials, with Thomas Collet, LEHVOSS Group
  • Episode 6: AM in the defense industry and STEM education, with CAPT Brad Baker, US Naval Academy
  • Episode 7Motion plastics: unlocking new functionality for 3D printed parts, with Niklas Eutebach, Igus
  • Episode 8: 3D printing in the food and beverages industry
  • Episode 9: 3D printing in architecture: Taking design to new levels
  • Episode 10: Digital warehouse for on-demand manufacturing
  • Episode 11: Creating tools, jigs, and fixtures on the road to end-use parts with Jabil
  • Episode 12: Injection molding and 3D printing
  • Episode 13: Engineering certified parts, with Job van de Sande, ERIKS
  • Episode 14: Engineering-grade polymers for high-performance applications
  • Episode 15: Creating an inventory of digital parts with Azoth
  • Episode 16: Metal FFF and performance polymers with BASF


Episode 1:
In our first episode, we visit L’Oréal headquarters in Clichy, France to sit down with Matthew Forrester, the company’s Additive Manufacturing Technical Manager. This week, he tells us about the three stages of adopting additive manufacturing: prototyping, plants, and production. You can find it here.


Episode 2: 
Danielle Glasbergen-Benning is an Application Development Specialist for DSM Additive Manufacturing. This week, Danielle explains the process of translating application needs into material solutions, with insight into recent cutting-edge projects made possible by their portfolio of materials, which are available for open platform professional 3D printers. You can find this episode here.


Episode 3: 
In our third episode, Ultimaker’s team shares insight into the evolving role of FFF 3D printing, both in manufacturing and design. Our guests from Ultimaker include:

  • Paul Heiden, Senior Vice President of Product Management,
  • Merijn Neeleman, Portfolio Development Manager,
  • Rohit Jhamb, Director of Global Research and Analytics.  

In this interview, they discuss the role of additive in LEAN manufacturing, digital distributed manufacturing, the future of the supply chain, and how production processes evolve when companies adopt 3D printing in their product development and fulfilment pipelines. You can find the third episode here.


Episode 4:

In this episode, we speak with educators about how adopting additive manufacturing has changed the ways we learn, overcome challenges, and innovate within education. We speak with: 

  • Tim Pula from Spark!Lab at the Smithsonian,
  • Melodie Yashar from SEAarch+,
  • Glenn Walters from UNC Chapel Hill

You can find the full fourth episode here.


Episode 5:

In our podcast’s new episode, we speak with Thomas Collet from LEHVOSS Group about FFF 3D printing materials and how they are shaped through compounding. Thomas gives insight into the role of certified materials in empowering engineers and designers to achieve more from the parts that they design and execute through additive manufacturing strategies such as FFF and SLS. 

You can find the fifth episode here


Episode 6:

In this episode, CAPT Baker speaks with Matt Griffin about the role of FFF technology at the US Naval Academy in preparing students for future careers in the military and engineering fields, where additive manufacturing technology is quickly becoming widespread. 

You can find the full sixth episode here


Episode 7:

This week Niklas talks about the role of Additive Manufacturing in Igus, and how their motion plastic filaments bring greater functionality to moving parts in 3D printing. 

You can find the seventh episode right here


Episode 8:

In this episode we speak about how additive manufacturing has already transformed the Food & Beverage sector, and discuss the impact it will have in the future. We speak with 3 guests; Ultimaker application engineer Jeremy Evers, AM consultant (and our very own community expert) @SteveCox3D and writer and consultant Joris Peels. You can find the eight episode here


Episode 9:

This week we're joined by Asli, Digital Fabrication Manager at KPF’s New York office, who explains how the company uses 3D printing to create multiple iterations of design concepts. These low-cost models enable better communication of ideas to clients and shareholders. They also promote a more experimental, exciting approach to architectural design, with 3D printed parts usually costing a few dollars or less. You can find the ninth episode here.


Episode 10:

Matt Griffin speaks with Marie-Luise Naerum from Gerhard Schubert GmbH about the company’s unique approach to distributed manufacturing. Schubert is a global market leader in top-loading packaging machines (TLM). It uses Ultimaker 3D printers to fulfill validated parts from a “digital warehouse.” Very inspiring! You can find the full version here.


Episode 11:

In the first episode of Talking Additive’s second season, Jabil Additive’s Director of Product Management, Matt Torosian, discusses how Jabil produces engineering-grade polymer filaments for manufacturing processes and end-use parts. Jabil’s factory ecosystem has deployed these solutions for its own print cells for several years, and continues to introduce new materials to the Ultimaker Materials Alliance that help manufacturer increase the capabilities for jigs, fixtures, tooling, – and eventually end-use parts. They have a lot to say! Curious? Listen to it here. 


Episode 12:

In the latest episode of Talking Additive, Matt Griffin sits down with Haleyanne Freedman of M. Holland Co. to discuss the evolving role of additive manufacturing in the injection molding industry. M.Holland, one of the industry’s leading resins distributors in the United States, was founded in Illinois in 1950. In the past few years, it has a team dedicated to offering cross-industry knowledge, advice, and expertise to help its customers compete in the world of 3D printing. You can check out the full episode here!


Episode 13:

In the third episode of Talking Additive’s second season, Matt Griffin speaks with Job van de Sande, manager of Engineering and Development of ERIKS about co-engineering certified parts and 3D printing in a “clean” facility – changing the way additive manufacturing is used to meet business and logistical needs of organizations around the world. Find the full episode here


Episode 14:

Matt Griffin speaks with Steve Serpe of Arkema about the company’s High-Performance Materials segment. The segment includes 3D printing materials made with engineering-grade polymers suited to exhibit resistance to harsh chemicals, high temperatures, and UV exposure. Find the full episode here


Episode 15:

Matt Griffin sits with Cody Cochran, General Manager of Azoth, to discuss the creation of “digital inventory” items, a method for preparing projects for immediate, on-demand part production. Azoth makes use of its “Take One, Make One” (TOMO) model. In this approach, every time a replacement part is pulled from physical inventory to be deployed for use, the fabrication process is triggered to start printing the next item to replace it on site. This can results in a part that is printed and shipped within 24 hours. Listen to the entire episode here


Episode 16:

Matt Griffin sits with Roger Sijlbing and Tobias Rödlmeier of BASF 3D Printing Solutions GmbH to discuss the company’s role in additive manufacturing, which includes metal FFF and “performance products” such as customized thermoplastic filaments. Listen to it here



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The thread didn't get many replies but luckily the podcast did get many listeners! And with the 10th episode live, season 1 ends. But no worries, we'll be back on September 15th with brand new episodes and a brand new season. 


You can find all episodes of season 1 via the links above, they’re also available on TalkingAdditive.com and major podcast directories, such as Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher and TuneIn.  




As always, let us know if you have any feedback! We love to hear back from our users and followers. 

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    We just launched the first episode of season two! We're looking back at a very inspiring first season and we hope you've enjoyed listening to it as much as we've had creating it. For this season we want to take it a little bit further. We've been privileged and honoured to take part in so many inspiring discussions, but why should it only be us?

    We would like to invite you to listen to episode 11, Creating tools, jigs, and fixtures on the road to end-use parts, where we talk with Matt Torosian from Jabil. If you have any questions you want to ask Matt Torosian following this episode send them to us via #TalkingAdditive on Twitter.


    Next week Tuesday, 22nd of September, 11-12am ET and 5-6pm CET, Matt will respond to your questions! Don't miss out, join the conversation!

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