Micro, Digital, and Mobile – The Future of Manufacturing

 

Interested in what manufacturing markets will look like in the future?

BY KATHY WEBSTER, CORRESPONDENCE FOR MT360

Visionary Jay Rogers, CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, will share his view of the future in his keynote presentation, “Making Mobility: Learn How a Digital OEM Harnesses Disruptive Models to Meet Demand and to Unlock New Markets,” at the upcoming MT360 event, May 12 – 14, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif.

Rogers will explore how to meet today’s consumer needs, unlock new markets, and produce products in a wholly new and agile way, such as locally-based microfactories.

A new event connecting manufacturers to the software developers and investors of Silicon Valley, MT360 aims to accelerate the integration of emerging technologies into manufacturing.

“It’s imperative to understand where the industry is going by learning about the innovations that derive from a digital OEM, which is a modern manufacturer using advanced technology such as 3D printing, plus agility and efficiency at every stage of production,” says Rogers.

Rogers’ discussion will point to his own experience at LM Industries, a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles and other high-technology products in partnership with other global manufacturers. LM Industries was the first company to utilize Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM), demonstrated when it created the world’s first 3D-printed car, the Strati, on the show floor at IMTS 2014. At IMTS 2016 and 2018, LM Industries showcased Olli, an autonomous, digitally manufactured, 3D-printed electric shuttle.

“LMI can produce Olli in under 10 hours, which is currently on roads around the world – and that’s only the beginning,” says Rogers. “The day the internet was invented marked the day that manufacturing would join the digital world. This intersection means more possibilities, such as the co-creation of mobility products and bringing the IoT into manufacturing. We are on a plane of enlightenment where this combination can spark a domino effect of positive opportunities across a myriad of sectors.” 

More About the Speaker
John B. Rogers, Jr. is the CEO and co-founder of LM Industries, a technology company that designs, builds and sells vehicles and other high-technology products in partnership with other global manufacturers. This disruptive company is redefining the rapid development of connected hardware by pairing advanced manufacturing with open innovation tools.

Rogers founded LM after serving for seven years in the United States Marine Corps, where he was an Infantry Company Commander. He has worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Co., as an investment analyst at Ewing & Partners and at a startup medical device company in the People’s Republic of China. He serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Director of the RBR Foundation, a philanthropic foundation focused on education and healthcare. A graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Rogers holds an MBA from Harvard Business School (Baker Scholar).


MT360 brings traditional manufacturers, non-traditional tech companies, and venture capitalists into one conference to learn about transformative technologies that will intersect all three worlds.

  • Cognitive Automation – A spectrum of AI or data-related tools that enable automation systems to sense and react to information.

  • Additive Manufacturing – Several related technologies that enable manufacturers to create complex parts and fixtures through 3D printing.

  • Augmented Reality – Technologies that use digital displays to assist with manual tasks.

  • Digital Thread – Electronic connections that allow manufacturing information to follow a product through its entire production process.

In addition to the speakers and panel discussions, MT360 will host a Virtual Factory, which will showcase companies involved in every aspect of these technologies. Attendees can visit and interact with software companies, hardware companies, complete AR-platform providers, and smart manufacturing.

Space is limited.  Register today at mt360conference.com.

MT360, May 12 – 14, 2020, Santa Clara, Calif.