Episode 583: The Art of Pulsed Electro-Chemical Machining

Daniel Herrington, CEO of Voxel Innovations, explains the unique nuances and applications of rapid PECM – Pulsed Electro-Chemical Machining in high tech industries for production runs of specialized parts, as well as potential future applications.

MEET YOUR HOST

Lewis Weiss

Mr. Lewis Weiss is Host of Manufacturing Talk Radio and President of All Metals & Forge Group, the principal sponsor of the show. He has 60 years in the metals industry as a manufacturer of open die forgings and seamless rolled rings, running a business that sells forged products globally to OEMs, major manufacturers, mid-size first- and second-tier suppliers, and small metalworking companies. Lewis Weiss puts his experience in manufacturing to good use as an expert consultant on various TV and radio programs nationwide.


Tim Grady

Mr. Tim Grady is an Executive Producer and Co-host of Manufacturing Talk Radio. He brings more than 25 years of knowledge as a senior strategist and business advisor to companies of all sizes in more than thirty industries, advising them on revving up revenues, macro and micro marketing, strategic selling, organization optimization, website ergonomics, data mining, and other external or internal factors that can accelerate or impede business operations and net profit.


SPECIAL GUEST

Daniel Herrington

Daniel Herrington is CEO of Voxel Innovations, a contract manufacturing company that’s focused on high-value metal components for the aerospace and energy industries that utilize Pulsed Electrochemical Machining, or PECM. Creating precision parts from advanced metal alloys is a growing challenge in certain industries, and Daniel founded Voxel to address these concerns. PECM processes permits novel designs, allows higher quality parts, and can decrease costs through speed or operational improvements comparative to other competing machining processes.

Daniel was a professional racecar driver in the IndyCar and Grand-Am series, winning multiple races and raising over one million dollars in sponsorship funds throughout his career from 2005 to 2011. During his time at Duke University, Daniel worked extensively on commercialization, business development, and research projects for a number of large companies outside of the university.

After graduating from Duke, Daniel pursued his interest in high-tech energy research working for the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy within the Department of Energy. During this time, Daniel advised teams from universities, national labs, start-ups, and multinational companies on commercialization strategies ensuring they were on a successful path to market. Daniel worked with a wide range of technologies from natural gas industrial turbines to wave-energy harvesting devices to magnet manufacturing. Starting in 2013, Daniel began consulting in the emergent metal additive manufacturing industry and electrochemical machining industry, exploring new business opportunities in this sector, leading him to start his own company that specializes in electrochemical machining.

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