Collaborating to Make Modular Logistics Vehicles for USMC
January 30, 2019 | Categories: Member News
The FATHOM team is excited to share a collaborative project for the United States Marine Corps (USMC), a modular vehicle system that meets a wide range of logistical missions. Together in partnership with Launch Forth, Deloitte, and Siemens, FATHOM took on the challenge of fabricating a crowd-sourced vehicle concept within an accelerated timeline.
The project started as an international challenge using the Launch Forth platform to prove the value of crowd-sourcing ideas instead of traditional product development practices. Many design entries were submitted and it was a tough decision for the judges, but ultimately the winning design best exemplified the innovative spirit of the Marines. The next step in the challenge was realizing the design as a fully functional prototype. This entire development process typically takes years and the USMC Co-Lab team wanted to find a better, and faster, way to innovate.