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April 11, 2016 AT 6:00 am

Micromanufacturing the future #manufacturingmonday

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Dmitry Slepov wrote about why micromanufacturing facilities are our future in TechCrunch last week.

Micromanufacturing. As soon as I finish typing the word, my Grammarly spell checker promptly underscores it in red and suggests a replacement: “micro-manufacturing.” But this new spelling is about to go mainstream.

When I say micromanufacturing, I don’t mean making tiny (micro-scale) components. There’s another definition: “Micromanufacturing is the manufacturing of products in small quantities using small manufacturing facilities.”

I’m talking about “tiny factories.”

How tiny is tiny? Well, right now, everything-fits-in-one-small-room tiny. Several years down the road, the size of an office copy machine will become the standard of “tiny” in micromanufacturing.

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