The Bender Podcast

The Bender Podcast

Hello, I’m Glen – your host for The Bender Podcast. Have you ever asked yourself, Is there a better way? Is there a community that will help you learn and grow? Is there someone with a passion for Solidworks as strong as your own? Then you’re in the right place. I am a Mechanical designer, a user group leader, and a CSWE. We are sometimes overwhelmed by the complexity of the software. On this podcast, I will break down the process to your individual needs. I will deliver content that will help you take control of the software and turn you into an Expert. My motto is, “It’s not broken, just bent.” Join Michael and myself on this journey as we do a deep dive into the software and simplify it to your needs.


July 31, 2023 48 mins

Join us in this captivating podcast as we gain rare insights into the mind of Jason Pohl, a visionary industrial designer with an impressive work history at Orange County Choppers and current important role with Dassault Systems as a Solidworks Ambassador. From his beginnings at OCC to his cutting-edge design processes at Dassault Systems, Jason’s passion and talent shine through. The behind-the-scenes look at his shop uncovers the...

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Welcome to this episode of our podcast, where we recap the exciting highlights of the 3D Experience World event held at the Nashville, TN Music City Center. Join us as we relive the magic of the 3D Experience World conference, where networking transformed into lifelong friendships, and life lessons were shared by remarkable individuals. Together, we'll explore the power of connections, the joy of giving, and the lessons that c...

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February 4, 2023 39 mins

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t think about mold tools very often. But if you work in the engineering or manufacturing fields, chances are you use them daily. Mold tools are an essential part of Solidworks, and they can be used for many different tasks. In this episode, we’re going to take a look at how to use mold tools in Solidworks. We’ll also provide a step-by-step guide that covers everything from sketching to m...

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July 2, 2022 24 mins

It’s one of our all-time favorite topics to talk about: Sheet metal design. In today’s episode, Michael and I share with you 4 methods to become an expert using Sheet metal. 

This is intended for a beginner but even if you've been using sheet metal for a while, I hope you walk away and add one of these methods to your daily workflow.

We are sharing with you our methods we have used for over 25 years. This is an episode you'...

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February 19, 2022 30 mins

Have you ever found yourself lost looking for all the commands in Solidworks? Wish you could take CTRL of your shortcuts and most importantly improve your efficiency?

In today’s episode, Michael and I show you how to cut weeks off your design time. We break down the most important custom settings, keyboard shortcuts, and how to save and restore them.

These are things I wish I would’ve focused on when I started using Solidworks. I wou...

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