Under Armour’s new innovation lab has sneaker-making robots and high-tech body scanners. Tech Insider.
Date: June 28, 2016
Source: Tech Insider. By Leanna Garfield
Headline: The process of making athletic shoes and clothing has changed very little in the last half-century. Apart from industrial-sized machines that speed up production, many factories’ operations look pretty similar.
Under Armour wants to reinvent the process in its giant design and manufacturing test center, which opened June 28. Called the Lighthouse, the 140,000-square-foot space will act as an extension of UA’s Baltimore headquarters.
The goal of the new lab is to re-think how sneakers and athletic apparel are made, Under Armour’s Head of Innovation, Kevin Haley, tells Tech Insider.
Tech Insider got an exclusive look inside the lab, which features a massive 3D body scanner and robots that make shoes.