TechSHIFT Podcast: Where Manufacturing Policy
and Technology Meet

TechSHIFT provides educational mind-broadening discussions on the evolution of advanced manufacturing. Your host, Product Manager for Phillips Federal Dillan Drake, talks with special guests, as well as leading private organizations, who provide real-life examples of how manufacturing technologies like additive hybrid and CNC machining are affecting the federal marketplace. From supply chain to cutting-edge technologies to government policies, find out how these decision-makers are helping the world transition into the next industrial revolution!


Brought to you by Phillips Federal, a solution provider of additive technology.


TechSHIFT Ep 1: Why it matters: Having a Legislative Advocate for Additive Technologies

Join your host, Dillan Drake, as he speaks with Mark Burnham on the opportunities he is uncovering alongside policymakers to assist in the adoption of Additive Manufacturing (AM) with the help of his team at The Additive Manufacturing Coalition.

TechSHIFT Ep 2: Advances in Technology: How The SecureAmerica Institute is spearheading Hypersonics and more in Texas

In this episode of TechSHIFT, we welcome Rob Gorham, Executive Director of The SecureAmerica Institute for the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES). In this role, Rob is responsible for the development and execution of strategic manufacturing initiatives. During this podcast, Dillan Drake of Phillips Federal discusses Rob’s involvement in promoting education within lower-income families in the state of Texas and how this program is spearheading Hypersonics discussions and technical development around other advanced technologies. 

TechSHIFT Ep 3: Where to Start: Creating a Digital Library for Your AM Applications

In this episode, we sit down with Alex to discuss new upcoming projects he and his team are tackling within the Federal Market and how they are bringing about solutions for the Marine Corps regarding readiness, quality, material, quantity and size of the applications. This streamlines processes and mitigates gaps in pushing new parts in the field as they are needed.

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