Aug. 13, 2020

The Future of Industrial Operations

The Future of Industrial Operations

Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Natan Linder, CEO and co-founder of Tulip Interfaces, the manufacturing technology platform spun out of MIT Media Lab. They talk about fusing hardware, software and design to create new product experiences, touching...


Futurist Trond Arne Undheim interviews Natan Linder, CEO and co-founder of Tulip Interfaces, the manufacturing technology platform spun out of MIT Media Lab. They talk about fusing hardware, software and design to create new product experiences, touching on additive manufacturing, augmented reality and the manufacturing industry’s image problem.

After listening, check out Tulip Interfaces and Formlabs as well as Natan Linder's online profile:

The takeaway is that manufacturing is about to change in ways that will make it unrecognizable from just a decade ago. In the process, it will become sexy again. Robots will do many tasks but humans will, in turn take on other, even more fulfilling tasks. The key is to make technology seamless and unobtrusive, which is not easy.

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Natan Linder

CEO & co-founder, Tulip and co-founder, Formlabs

Natan Linder is co-founder and CEO of manufacturing technology company, Tulip, and co-founder and chairman of Formlabs, the pioneer and industry leader in professional desktop 3D printing. 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.

Prior to starting Tulip and Formlabs, Linder was co-founder and general manager of Samsung Electronic’s R&D Center in Israel, spearheading the group’s innovation efforts in mobile and shipping multiple products to the global market. He’s served as an entrepreneur-in-residence at Jerusalem Venture Partners, the leading Israeli venture capital firm. Linder holds a PhD from MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces Group and a S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT. Linder’s work aims to fuse design and engineering to create novel human experiences.