upcoming Webinar

Builds & Banter: DFM for CNC Machining that Minimizes Risk

Thursday December 17, 2020,  3pm PST / 6pm EST

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This live event is an open forum for discussion and Q&A of the DFM for CNC Machining Master Class series, "Manufacturing Design: Minimizing Cost & Lead Time".

Join us for an interactive discussion with Synapse Head of Engineering, Michael Martin, and Fictiv Senior Technical Program Manager, David Mayer, on How to Minimize Risk in Manufacturing Design.

In this live virtual Q&A event, you will be invited to join with your zoom video and audio turned on, to connect personally with our DFM instructors and your engineering peers. We will take questions submitted in advance via this form as well as live questions during the event.

Hosted by

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David Mayer

Senior Technical Project Manager, Fictiv

As a Senior Technical Project Manager at Fictiv, David manages production of CNC machined parts in the U.S. He holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Case Western Reserve University and in his spare time you’ll find him managing Fictiv’s internal machine shop and breaking down products in our teardown lab.

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Michael Martin

Head of Mechanical Engineering, Synapse

Mike leads the very talented Mechanical Engineering team at Synapse Product Design in San Francisco. Mike is one of Synapse’s most experienced mechanical engineers with an extremely broad knowledge base of product development and manufacturing processes. Since graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, he has worked at major companies such as Canon, Hewlett Packard, Alcon Labs, and the America’s Cup, resulting in over 30 years experience in developing products and devices in the consumer electronics, business, sports, fashion, and medical industries. This broad range of experiences has resulted in Mike’s extensive knowledge of electronic packaging, micro fluidics, optics, motion control, and thermal management. As a result, Mike has expertise in designing for a wide variety of manufacturing processes including injection molding, metal stamping, metal injection molding, machining, composites, ceramics, and soft goods with production volumes ranging from 1 to 10,000 per day. Joining Synapse in 2014, Mike has led, and been part of teams in the development of myriad products over a wide range of markets. Mike is an inventor on 18 patents and four applications currently in process. Outside of work Mike is an avid sailor who has won multiple world champions.


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