Those looking for the best engineering podcast for invention makers won’t need to look any further. Because Pipeline Design + Engineering just came out with their list of top mechanical engineering podcasts on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. And we were incredibly proud to share that MAKO Design + Invent’s podcast, the Product Startup podcast, earned a spot on their list! It’s not the first accolade our podcast earned this year either! A couple of months ago Welp Magazine chose the Product Startup as one of the top three industrial design podcasts in 2021!
But let’s get back to Pipeline Design.
Pipeline Design + Engineering’s Podcast: Being an Engineer
Pipeline Design + Engineering is a firm dedicated to building turnkey equipment specifically for R&D and manufacturing teams. If their name sounds familiar, it should! Back in August, they invited Kevin Mako to their podcast, the Being an Engineer podcast. Already well into their second season, this absolute juggernaut of a podcast boasts over 100 episodes. Each episode provides an in-depth conversation about the discipline of engineering. Their aim is to help connect engineers, or aspiring ones, to companies, technologies, people, resources, and opportunities related to engineering.
In the Being an Engineer podcast episode with Kevin, he shares valuable information about affordable methods and manufacturing processes to help inventors bring their ideas to life without breaking the bank. For those trying to raise funds, Kevin provides insight about how and when to leverage crowdfunding. And when it comes time to actually engineer the product, he explains how to avoid overloading your product with unnecessary features. You can catch the full episode with Kevin Mako from Pipeline’s website.
Product Startup | The Best Engineering Podcast for Invention Makers
What makes the Product Startup the best engineering podcast for invention makers is the plethora of designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs we invite to the show. Just like Robert Irwin, a Lead Industrial Designer at Amazon. In this episode, Robert and Kevin discuss how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can ensure their product development goes smoothly. Indeed, Robert shares his thoughts on the harmonization of industrial design and product engineering processes. You’ll learn about the differences between industrial design, the challenge of developing a visual solution for the user, and engineering, the challenge of ensuring all the parts work well together. In addition, you’ll learn about how designers and engineers should work together in the development cycle. That way they can manage constraints, limitations, and other factors that affect the user experience and the manufacturing process.
But the Product Startup and the Being an Engineer Podcast are just two of the many podcasts on Pipeline’s list. For the full list of the best engineering podcasts for invention makers, click here.
About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, patent referral, prototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!