So, what’s going on exactly? Where is the industry today and where is it headed?

To get a deeper knowledge of the future of manufacturing, we spoke with industry thought leaders and asked the question:

What’s the future of manufacturing?

Brent Robertson, Co-founder of Fathom

“The future of manufacturing is in rethinking the relationship between manufacturers and their customers. Instead of transactional members of a supply chain, manufacturers who will thrive in 10-15 years will have a co-creative, collaborative relationship with their customers. In addition to producing higher precision products in lower quantity, they will be able to adapt and respond quickly. A big part of building collaborative relationships is a willingness to share IP. Increasingly, customers will find a way around manufacturers who hold their IP too close. The solution is a co-creative mentality that aligns your goals, incentives, and values.”

Read the entire article at Future of Everything