choices are rough, sometimes they're easy and sometimes they are just
plain awkward. Do I stay home and watch the Giants play in the World
Series or attend a TV show premiere about American manufacturing? I
know, it's a first world problem but nevertheless, a choice had to be
made. I chose to take the drive into San Francisco on game night to
check out the premiere celebration of Titan American Built at
arrival at the Gallery, I was pleasantly surprised to see the
gathering was truly a first rate affair, with food and drink
befitting the occasion. And the best thing ever – a huge screen
tuned into the World Series! I wouldn't miss the entire game after
all. A completely unexpected bonus!
premiere time approached, we moved into the designated viewing area
and found seats. A brief introduction by Autodesk CEO Carl Bass about
the project followed. He'd flown in that day from Germany to attend
the event and introduced Titan American Built CEO, Titan Gilroy.
Titan's remarks held enthusiasm about the goal of the show and reflected humility in his gratefulness to his team and the
attending sponsors - Autodesk, GoEngineer and Haas Automation.
of course, is the show's namesake and his life story is paramount to
the program. Titan had a rough childhood filled with fighting and
ended up in prison due to fighting. After his release and years of
developing skills in manufacturing, he has found his God-given
purpose - yes, he's fighting again but this time it's for America.
Titan is fighting for American manufacturing!
TV is usually not my thing but I have to say I liked the premise here. The
series opener introduced the staff at Titan's machine shop and gave
insight into their particular jobs. Then a customer story unfolds.
Titan gets a call from IR Defense to make 100 precision parts for a
military gun scope in 4 days. Sound easy? No way. Materials have to
be sorted and bought, modeling occurs in AutodeskCAM software, a mold
has to be 3D printed, the parts need to be cut with a lathe – all
the while the clock is ticking. We get to see how a machine shop
jumps into action to get the job done in spite of the inevitable
unforeseen problems that arise. The TV series will include customer
stories of the toughest projects imaginable and the solutions Titan's machine shop provides that validate
his claims of American ingenuity and excellence in manufacturing. The show airs on MavTV Friday nights, next episode is Oct 31st, 7:00pmET/PT
was able to meet Titan Gilroy after the viewing and hear his passion
for this project up close. His hope is the show will inspire many
more people to take action in bringing manufacturing back to
America's shores. I'm glad Titan has taken on this #FightForAmerica.
I think he has chosen well. So glad I came to this premiere. I made
the right choice too.