Distributed Manufacturing: The Next Industrial Revolution?
|出版日期||內容資訊||英文 12 Pages
|分散製造:是下一個工業革命嗎 Distributed Manufacturing: The Next Industrial Revolution?|
|出版日期: 2014年11月09日||內容資訊: 英文 12 Pages||
Just as technologies can be disruptive, the way we make technologies can be disruptive, too. The disruption in distributed manufacturing comes from the ability to manufacture one part as cheaply as many, rather than the current model of high-volume, centralized manufacturing. Already, emerging products ranging from smart watches to vehicles utilize distributed manufacturing; however, its larger impact will hinge on economics and the demand for flexibility.
A push towards greater flexibility, along with new tools, is making distributed manufacturing a reality.
DM already is impacting products as varied as watches and cars; however, moving away from niche products will require rethinking the way we make things.