Laser Focused Podcast Launches April 12, Highlights Innovators in Aerospace, Additive Manufacturing, and Other Engineering-related Fields

by | April 12, 2022

Campbell, Calif. April 12, 2022 Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD), a leading metal additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical parts, announced its Laser Focused Podcast will launch today, with episodes  released bi-weekly. The podcast features interviews with Renette Youssef, Velo3D CMO, and innovators in various industries and roles related to 3D printing and mechanical engineering, including aviation, space, automotive, and manufacturing.

“By profiling thought leaders in various engineering-related roles—and peripheral, supporting industries—Laser Focused aims to inspire new innovators to make their impact on the world,” said Renette Youssef, Laser Focused Host. “The podcast looks at how innovators get their big ideas, the obstacles they face, and how they overcome these challenges. It’s a transparent look at how trailblazers of all types can train themselves to think differently and make an impact.”

The first season of Laser Focused features 12 episodes. Some of the guests on Season 1 include Max Haot, Founder and CEO of Launcher; Tess Hatch, Partner at Bessemer Venture Partners; and Stefan Krause, an entrepreneur in the automotive industry and a former executive at BMW and Canoo.

Laser Focused can be found on all the major streaming apps, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher. Learn more about Laser Focused or suggest a guest by visiting Velo3D.com/resources/#podcast.

About Velo3D:

Velo3D is a metal 3D printing technology company. 3D printing—also known as additive manufacturing (AM)—has a unique ability to improve the way high-value metal parts are built. However, legacy metal AM has been greatly limited in its capabilities since its invention almost 30 years ago. This has prevented the technology from being used to create the most valuable and impactful parts, restricting its use to specific niches where the limitations were acceptable.

Velo3D has overcome these limitations so engineers can design and print the parts they want. The company’s solution unlocks a wide breadth of design freedom and enables customers in space exploration, aviation, power generation, energy and semiconductor to innovate the future in their respective industries. Using Velo3D, these customers can now build mission-critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture. The end-to-end solution includes the Flow™ print preparation software, the Sapphire® family of printers, and the Assure™ quality control system—all of which are powered by Velo3D’s Intelligent Fusion® manufacturing process. The company delivered its first Sapphire® system in 2018 and has been a strategic partner to innovators such as SpaceX, Honeywell, Honda, Chromalloy, and Lam Research. Velo3D has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2021. For more information, please visit velo3d.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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Media Contact:

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About the Author

Dan Sorensen

Sr. Director of PR and Social Media

Dan Sorensen is the Sr. Director of Public Relations and Social Media at Velo3D, where he oversees the company’s public image and communications efforts. Dan works closely with customers to better understand their needs and to execute joint announcements. Prior to joining Velo3D, Dan worked for various companies in enterprise tech, including those in software, hardware, and venture capital.