JONATHAN ZORNOW

Inventor of Sewbo

JONATHAN ZORNOW

Inventor of Sewbo

Biography

Is the 30-year-old inventor behind Sewbo. He came up with the solution to automating garment manufacturing while reading about temporary support materials for 3D printers, which are water-soluble plastics that could be melted and molded. These materials let 3D printers build things that would otherwise be impossible, and he thought that the same concept could be applied to the garment industry.This would ultimately prove to be a successful approach – but not before many long nights of tinkering, including a crowded stretch where he shared his tiny NYC studio apartment/workshop with a rented industrial robot.Zornow studied economics and studio art at Brandeis University, where his sculpture thesis was a fresco-making machine called “Robotecelli.” Jon lives in Seattle. http://www.sewbo.com/press/

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