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Exclusive Q&A with Sandy Munro – SAE Detroit

SAE LIVE STREAM WITH SANDY MUNRO

Exclusive Q&A with Sandy Munro – SAE Detroit

Join Sandy Munro, CEO, Munro & Associates and now popular YouTuber on Munro Live as he answers your questions on the spot. Munro Live features various series on hot topics such as the Tesla Cybertruck Series, Tesla Model Y teardown, Road trip series, and now their most popular video of his in-person interview with Elon Musk. The Munro Live YouTube channel began after the COVID pandemic put the world in a state of isolation in 2020. This channel has allowed them to safely stay connected to the world and keep us knowledgeable while having fun along the way.

Click the video to watch now!

Munro Live Blooper Reel

Sandy Munro Live Bloopers

Munro Live Blooper Reel

To celebrate Munro Live’s roughly 1 year anniversary, the editors at Munro decided to put together an hilarious review of the funny outtakes we have amassed over the course of the first season.

If you are a fan of Sandy’s candidness and sense of humour, you don’t want to miss this great collection of gaffes, one-liners, and witty repartee. Click below to watch, it will make you laugh out loud:

 

Aptera Gives an Update On Track Performance of its Alpha Units

Aptera Alpha Barona Test Track

Aptera Gives an Update On Track Performance of its Alpha Units

Aptera gives the world a peek into how the Aptera Alpha units performed on their first track day at the Barona drag strip in Lakeside California.

The vehicle beat everyone’s expectations from handling and suspension to maneuverability and speed.  Watch this short update to see proof of what the Aptera Alpha is capable of:

More Stories About Visiting SpaceX & Meeting Elon Musk

SpaceX More Stories

More Stories About Visiting SpaceX & Meeting Elon Musk

In this episode of Munro Live, Sandy and Cory discuss in more detail how they actually got to meet Elon right at the last minute and their tour of SpaceX in Boca Chica Texas.  There is a lot of fun stories and interesting information on SpaceX in this video.

On another note, did you realize that our new Inverter Report details the inner secrets of 6 of the top Electric Vehicle inverters on the market?  This report covers the Tesla Model 3, the Nissan Leaf, Jaguar I-Pace, the Audi E-Tron, and the Tesla Model Y front and rear inverters?

Click here for more details https://leandesign.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/EV-Inverter-Report-Sales-Document-rev8.pdf 

If you are interested, contact us at sales@leandesign.com and for up to a 5% discount, mention Alistair sent you 😉

Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Being Held February 23, 24, and 25!

Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Now Open!

Have you ever wondered how Sandy comes up with his cost savings ideas or manufacturing improvement solutions?  It does not come from Lean Manufacturing, but instead from the Lean Design Methodology that he created several decades ago and now you too can learn this powerful methodology!

On February 23, 24, and 25th, 9am to 5pm EST, Munro & Associate will be holding live training of the Level 1 Lean Design methodology training.  For a course description follow this link:  https://leandesigncertification.com/course-outline-level-1/

If you are interested, choose the “Enroll Now” option at the bottom of the page to be contacted by one of our associates with help for enrolling students using a P.O. (purchase order) through their company or purchase enrollment online using a credit card by following this link:  Lean Design Certification Training: Level 1 (munrolive.com)

Enrollment will be limited to 45 students, so don’t hesitate to sign up!

Elon Musk Interview: with Sandy Munro

Sandy Munro Talks in Person with Elon Musk

Elon Musk Interview: with Sandy Munro

Well… this is the video that maybe you all have been waiting for – Sandy Munro gets a chance to sit down directly, face-to-face to have a talk with Elon Musk himself!

Sandy Munro’s chat with Elon Musk at Boca Chica Texas, covers: Tesla production, mega-castings, Model 3 Seats, structural battery packs, MBA’s, short-Sellers and more!

If you are a Tesla Fan, you DO NOT want to miss watching this video!  Click below now:

 

Road Trip – E2: Rocky Mountain Recap

Western Colorado Tesla Club

Road Trip – E2: Rocky Mountain Recap

In the second installment of the Tesla Model 3 Road Trip, Sandy recaps some of the places he has visited.

The best part of the trip, however, was meeting up with a dozen or so Tesla fans and Munro Live viewers.  From Altuna Iowa to Glenwood Springs Colorado, Sandy met all kinds of Tesla owners, some very unexpectedly that recognized him.

Sandy would like to send a special thanks to Benjamin Westby, President of the Western Colorado Tesla Club for bringing him and Cory one of the best hamburgers that Sandy has ever had!

Sandy also talks about how the wind effected the trip so far, but to hear how that plays out, you have to watch the video:

Road Trip E1:California Here We Come!

Sandy Munro Tesla 3 Road Trip

Road Trip E1:California Here We Come!

In this first episode of Sandy Munro’s road trip from Michigan to California, Sandy talks about the road trip thus far and the purpose of making it.

Sandy has already travelled half way to the golden state and will have many more update on the way, but will let Sandy explain.

Munro would like to very much thank Hinduja Tech for sponsoring us on this trip!  For those of you that don’t know Hinduja Tech is a long time strategic ally of Munro & Associates providing a vast array of core engineering and CAD simulations for clients.

Enjoy the full episode click here:

 

Munro Gets a New Tesla Model 3 to Analyze!

Sandy first look at the new Tesla Model 3

Munro Gets a New Tesla Model 3 to Analyze!

Surprise!  We listened to what you wanted to see next and the vote’s in… so you get another look into the new and improved Tesla Model 3.

While we haven’t started tearing it apart just yet, in this video Sandy gives his first impressions on the vehicle.  Unfortunately, Sandy’s first finding regarding the fit and finish is still, well… unfavorable.  Uneven gaps still abound on the outside, but Sandy is impressed with the paint job and the interiors.

Sandy goes on to talk about where we will go with the car from here.  But spoiler alert, Sandy is planning to take it on a road trip first before the teardown, so stay tuned to watch how this all progresses.

Happy New Year 2021 – What’s Next?

New Year Munro 2021

Happy New Year 2021 – What’s Next?

Well… 2020 has come and gone, leaving the world a very new and different place.  Some companies did not survive the transitions that all were forced to face, but some survived and grew and we are proud to say that Munro & Associates is one of the survivors!

But what is going to come next in 2021?  With lot’s of uncertainty in manufacturing markets and even a new US government, there are many questions hanging in the air.  But one thing is for certain, Munro & Associates is poised to bring you more great content – the leading edge of technologies in the burgeoning EV industry, as well as many others.  So this is your time to give us input and feedback as to what things you would like to see next?

To have your voices heard, please let us know what you are interested in seeing/learning about next by contacting us at sales@leandesign.com

From all of us at Munro & Associates, we wish you a better year in 2021.  May you all stay safe and we hope we can provide you with continuing quality content!