“I was surprised that there was this huge company that was having fails in their technology on a daily basis…I wanted to create a better way.” –Jewel Burks
Manufacturing is entering a new era thanks to 3D printing, big data, apps, robotics and other technologies, and it’s one that Henry “You Can Have Any Color You Want As Long As It’s Black” Ford wouldn’t recognize. Whereas the Industrial Revolution of the 20th century was driven by the assembly line and mass production, the Industrial Revolution of the 21st is something altogether different – it’s all about personalization.
When it comes to adapting new technology to manufacturing, Jewel Burks, 26, and Jason Crain, 29, the cofounders of Partpic, come to mind. These two used their background working for tech companies like Google and Shazam to develop a visual search engine for replacement parts. The startup company has won numerous awards, including the Rise of the Rest pitch competition in Atlanta, and was also selected to present their company to President Obama at the White House’s Demo Day.
Read the full article courtesy of Forbes Tech: 30 Under 30 In Manufacturing: Making The Personal Scalable – From Iced Tea To Robots To Spare Parts
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