Episode 13

Get Manufacturing Superpowers


April 14th, 2021

34 mins 36 secs

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About this Episode

Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. 

In episode 13 of the podcast (@AugmentedPod), the topic is: Get Manufacturing Superpowers. Our guest is Dave Evans, CEO & co-founder, Fictiv.

In this conversation, we talk about Building hardware, at the speed of software. How do you define manufacturing superpowers? Why are such superpowers possible and relevant now? We discuss specific industry 4.0 technologies, the emerging ecosystem of players in digital manufacturing, from e-Machine shop and 3D print platforms to manufacturing apps and manufacturing as a service. We discuss government engagement,? Buy America, trade wars, and where US positioning falls short, and we discuss the next decade.

After listening to this episode, check out Fictiv as well as Dave Evans's social profile.

  • Fictiv: https://www.fictiv.com/
  • Dave Evans (@makrdave): https://www.linkedin.com/in/evansda11/

Trond's takeaway: As exciting as the ecosystem of players in digital manufacturing is, we do need strong public sector policy to drive regulation which drives change so the superpowers Dave Evans talks about, including supply chain predictability, can get evenly distributed.

Thanks for listening. If you liked the show, subscribe at Augmentedpodcast.co or in your preferred podcast player, and rate us with five stars. If you liked this episode, you might also like episode 5: on a Renaissance of Manufacturing or episode 7: on the Work of the Future. Augmented--the industry 4.0 podcast.