Flexible Manufacturing

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Marcin Jakubowski:

"Flexible fabrication refers to a production facility where a small set of non-specialized, general-function machines is capable of producing a wide range of products if those machines are operated by skilled labor. It is the opposite of mass production, where unskilled labor and specialized machinery produce large quantities of the same item. When one adds Digital Fabrication to the flexible fabrication mix – then the skill level on part of the operator is reduced, and the rate of production is increased."

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See also Flexible Specialization