We first broke the news on Motorola’s ambitious Project Ara a little under a month ago. Not too long afterward, we gave it a special place in our forum. This is a place where potential module developers can talk about the Module Developer’s Kit (MDK) and building add-ons for the platform, as well as discuss the viability of Project Ara as a whole. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much about the project since then.
Now, Motorola has taken the first steps in bringing Ara to life by partnering with 3D printing manufacturer 3D Systems. The company’s President and CEO Avi Reichental believes that the technology is particularly suited for the task:
Project Ara was conceived to build a platform that empowers consumers all over the world with customization for a product made by and for the individual. 3D printing promotes a level of sustainability, functionality, and mass personalization that turns these kinds of global ambitions into attainable local realities. Project Ara combines two exponential technologies, and we expect that the resulting high-throughput advanced manufacturing platform will have far reaching implications on the entire digital thread that stitches together the factory of the future.
Head over to the source link to read the full press release, and don’t forget to head over to the Project Ara forums to share your ideas for modules and get in on the discussion. Are you excited for Ara? Do you think this will actually come to fruition one day? Let us know in the comments below!