Get Ready for Another Round of Inspiration: Introducing Season 2 of Velo3D’s Laser Focused Podcast

August 22, 2023

The corridors of Velo3D are humming not just with our state-of-the-art metal 3D printers, but with inspiring conversations I’ve been privileged to have with some of the brightest innovators in the industry.

Every conversation, every chance meeting, every innovative idea discussed—it’s been a whirlwind of passion and purpose. With pioneers shaping the future of our environment, champions of gender equity in STEM, and visionaries charting new courses for space exploration and artificial intelligence (AI), the stories I’ve heard resonate with the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

Which is why the inception of our podcast, Laser Focused, was a dream turned reality. Season 1 brought us face-to-face with minds that are truly redefining the future, providing listeners with a front-row seat to the processes, challenges, and triumphs of innovation.

So, with immense pleasure, I’m thrilled to announce: Laser Focused is back with Season 2!

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Let me take you deeper into the labyrinth of progress. Season 2 aims to amplify the voice of the unheard genius, to unveil stories of tenacity and brilliance, and to inspire those on the precipice of their next big idea.

Expect insights into the ideation process, revelations of challenges faced, such as mental health, and behind-the-scenes stories of how they navigated these hurdles. You’ll encounter a mosaic of tales that collectively offer guidance on how to think, innovate, and make a genuine difference.

This season, our guest list is packed with stalwarts from the world of 3D printing, aerospace, advanced manufacturing, and more.

We welcome guests such as Former USAF General Ellen Pawlikowski, New York Times best-selling author Jeanette Winterson, Additive Manufacturing expert, and Lead Process Engineer at General Motors, Ante Lausic, PhD, to name a few.

As we embark on this new chapter, I invite you to settle into your favorite listening spot—whether in your car, on your sofa, or your drive into the office—tune in, and let’s dive deep into the narratives that shape our world. And remember, every episode is a journey worth sharing, so be sure to subscribe and keep an ear out for our bi-weekly releases.

Stay tuned to get firsthand narratives from industry leaders and disruptors who are creating ripples in their sectors and catch every episode of Laser Focused on platforms like Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google, Amazon and Stitcher. And if you didn’t catch Season 1 the first go around, you can find all the episodes here.

Here’s to another season of breakthroughs and enlightenment!


P.S. The essence of Laser Focused remains the same as we continue to nurture a culture of innovation and growth. Your feedback is our compass, guiding us to make each episode more enlightening than the last. Do you know a maverick who’d make a perfect guest? Or perhaps you have a topic in mind? Drop us an email at

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About the Author

Amir Iliaifar

Director of Content

Amir Iliaifar is the Director of Content at Velo3D where he oversees the production and distribution of Velo3D’s global digital content marketing initiatives. Prior to joining the company, Amir worked for a leading professional drone manufacturer, several SaaS companies, and as an automotive tech journalist. He holds a Master of Arts in Digital Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.