Local Motors Launches Forth

The division is designed to help product development through co-creation and micro-manufacturing.

Local Motors has developed a new division, Forth. Forth is a crowd-powered, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform and related services that enables companies to transform and digitize their product development process using co-creation and micro-manufacturing.

According to a company press release, the official launch of the Forth division comes after years of not only using co-creation to build vehicles, but also engaging with global giants like GE, Airbus Group and the U.S. Army to advance product development on everything from small appliances to cargo drones. Forth is a online co-creation community with more than 60,00 active members.

“The launch of Forth is a proud moment for me as it demonstrates to the world that co-creation and micro-manufacturing of vehicles is leading the way for rapid product development and commercialization across many other industries,” said John B. Rogers Jr., Local Motors co-founder and CEO. “The time is now for digital and industrial to come together in products that delight us and make our world better. The last century of manufacturing is not fit for the products of the next century, and Forth is showing the world that if we can change the vehicle industry to incorporate a digital future in its process and products, then we can do the same in every industry across the world.”

For more information, visit Local Motors.


Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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