Thursday, March 12, 2015

Going For A Ride In "Strati" The World's First 3D Printed Car With Jay Rogers of Local Motors

I was attending Manufacturing For Growth (MFG) Conference which is run by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) and the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) where I had a chance to speak with Jay Rogers, CEO and Co-Founder of Local Motors, after his closing keynote.  Jay and I met a few years back when he spoke at another AMT event.

Jay gave a great  closing keynote to the five day conference titled, "Welcome to the Third Industrial Revolution –Local Motors and the 3D-Printed Car"Jay quoted Sun Microsystems co-founder and computer science legend (known as the Edison of the Internet) Bill Joy in his talk - which I was very impressed that .  I wrote about Bill Joy's famous quote that Jay referred to, "not all the smart people work for you" four years ago for AMT's IMTS Insider and also posted that article to my blog.  During the question and answer section I asked Jay a question regarding Elon Musk's stance on patents.  He gave a very clear and compelling answer that I fully agreed with. My view on patents has been expressed a number of times in this blog with the latest being a year ago on patent trolls.

Below is Jay and me standing in front of Strati - the world's first 3D printed car which was created by Jay and Local Motors and brought to Orlando, Florida to be at the MFG Conference.

Below is Jay giving me a ride in the world's first 3D printed car!