Founder and CEO
Natan Linder is a co-founder and chairman of Formlabs and co-founder of manufacturing technology company, Tulip. Drawing from over 15 years of experience and accomplished careers at companies like Samsung, Sun Microsystems, and Rethink Robotics, Linder holds a depth of expertise in computer science, product design, and entrepreneurship. Currently a PhD candidate (on leave) at the MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group, Linder’s work aims to fuse design and engineering to create novel human experiences.
Creating the Future of Manufacturing
Just like we all use tools like computers and mobile phones to augment our everyday lives, manufacturers need technology that gives power to the people on shop floors. Manufacturing technologies like automation, robotics, injection molding, machining, and 3D printing may produce parts, but it’s people who ensure efficient operations and put those parts together to form cohesive, useful products. This session explores the implications of the Industrial Internet of Things for digital manufacturing by introducing an intelligent operating system for the digital shop floor, enabling real-time collaboration, integration, and analytics that bring people and machines together to ensure products move on time and on budget.