The concept is used here, by the company "Personal Factory":
"The web technology controls everything in a way that the machine ORIGAMI 5, which deals with automatic tracking, quality control and diagnosis, is manageable as a device of the central system. In addition, the machine improves with the time and the improvements would to be spread to all the machines.
Men and machines, working in the same process of industrial production, in the distance of thousands of miles apart, are able to act as if they would work shoulder to shoulder.
Knowledge and experience of a single small producer are instantly shared to all the processes and machines that operate on the globe at that time.
It allows to share experience, of each small producer, of any climatic and environmental conditions he works in, and which products were applied then. Instantly, in every corner of the world, every manufacturer will be able to do the same and improve." (http://www.personalfactory.eu/EN/cloudfab-en/cloud-manufacturing-en)