Kickstarting a career in mechanical engineering ft. Mauricio Toro, TECHFIT Digital Surgery, Ep 7

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How to break into mechanical engineering

In this episode of How to be the Difference, we caught up with Mauricio Toro, CEO and co-founder of TECHFIT Digital Surgery, a full-service platform that makes patient-specific treatments for bone reconstruction. During the onset of the pandemic, Mauricio decided to design open-source ventilators to save thousands –if not millions– of lives.

We sit down with Mauricio to talk about his fascinating career in mechanical engineering and his passion for streamlining innovation processes, as well as how he is able to use his motor sport mentality to develop life saving medical devices. 

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Outline of this episode:

  • [0:28] – On Formula One cars
  • [3:50] – Introducing Mauricio Toro
  • [5:20] – From Medellin to Florida
  • [9:32] – Being a maker at heart
  • [11:46] – Building an open source ventilator
  • [19:10] – Transforming an idea into reality
  • [22:34] – Skills to succeed in engineering
  • [24:58] – Mauricio’s experience with internships
  • [30:47] – Advice for university students
  • [33:00] – Resources that inspire
  • [34:29] – What’s next for Mauricio?
  • [36:56] – Habits for fostering creativity

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