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* Andre Laplume, Gerald C. Anzalone, Joshua M. Pearce. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-015-7970-9 Open-source, self-replicating 3-D printer factory for small-business manufacturing]. ''The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology''. 85(1), pp 633-642 (2016). doi:10.​1007/​s00170-015-7970-9 [https://www.academia.edu/26436543/Open-Source_Self-Replicating_3-D_Printer_Factory_for_Small-Business_Manufacturing free open access preprint]
 
* Andre Laplume, Gerald C. Anzalone, Joshua M. Pearce. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00170-015-7970-9 Open-source, self-replicating 3-D printer factory for small-business manufacturing]. ''The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology''. 85(1), pp 633-642 (2016). doi:10.​1007/​s00170-015-7970-9 [https://www.academia.edu/26436543/Open-Source_Self-Replicating_3-D_Printer_Factory_for_Small-Business_Manufacturing free open access preprint]
 
** The BOM in Appendix A and B: https://osf.io/52sxp/  
 
** The BOM in Appendix A and B: https://osf.io/52sxp/  
** To build follow the basic parameters from [[Athena_Build_Overview]] substituting in the larger sections from the BOM and repeating 4x
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** To build follow the basic parameters from [http://www.appropedia.org/Athena_Build_Overview Athena_Build_Overview] substituting in the larger sections from the BOM and repeating 4x
 
** Latest version of [https://github.com/phidiasllc/athena Delta OpenSCAD code] and [https://github.com/phidiasllc/tool_effector Tool effector OpenSCAD code]
 
** Latest version of [https://github.com/phidiasllc/athena Delta OpenSCAD code] and [https://github.com/phidiasllc/tool_effector Tool effector OpenSCAD code]
** To see the delta in action see [[MOST quad delta RepRap]]
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** To see the delta in action see [http://www.appropedia.org/MOST_quad_delta_RepRap MOST quad delta RepRap]
** Operate with [[Franklin]] open source software
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** Operate with [http://www.appropedia.org/Franklin Franklin] open source software
  
 
==Abstract==
 
==Abstract==
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==Keywords==
 
==Keywords==
  
[[3-D printing]], [[RepRap]], [[Entrepreneurship]], [[Disruptive innovation]], [[Distributed manufacturing]], [[Business model]]
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[http://www.appropedia.org/3-D_printing 3-D printing], [[RepRap]], Entrepreneurship, Disruptive innovation, [http://www.appropedia.org/Distributed_manufacturing Distributed manufacturing], [[Business model]]
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==
 
* [[Multi-material additive and subtractive prosumer digital fabrication with a free and open-source convertible delta RepRap 3-D printer]]
 
* [[Multi-material additive and subtractive prosumer digital fabrication with a free and open-source convertible delta RepRap 3-D printer]]
* [[Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective]]
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* [http://www.appropedia.org/Global_value_chains_from_a_3D_printing_perspective Global value chains from a 3D printing perspective]
 
* [[Emergence of Home Manufacturing in the Developed World: Return on Investment for Open-Source 3-D Printers]]
 
* [[Emergence of Home Manufacturing in the Developed World: Return on Investment for Open-Source 3-D Printers]]
 
* [[Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities]]
 
* [[Mobile Open-Source Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Distributed Manufacturing in Off-Grid Communities]]
 
* [[Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament]]
 
* [[Evaluation of Potential Fair Trade Standards for an Ethical 3-D Printing Filament]]
* [[Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses]]
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* [http://www.appropedia.org/Reversing_the_Trend_of_Large_Scale_and_Centralization_in_Manufacturing:_The_Case_of_Distributed_Manufacturing_of_Customizable_3-D-Printable_Self-Adjustable_Glasses Reversing the Trend of Large Scale and Centralization in Manufacturing: The Case of Distributed Manufacturing of Customizable 3-D-Printable Self-Adjustable Glasses]
 
* [[Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers]]
 
* [[Life-cycle economic analysis of distributed manufacturing with open-source 3-D printers]]
 
* [[Open source 3-D printing of OSAT]]
 
* [[Open source 3-D printing of OSAT]]
 
* [[Distributed manufacturing with 3-D printing: a case study of recreational vehicle solar photovoltaic mounting systems]]
 
* [[Distributed manufacturing with 3-D printing: a case study of recreational vehicle solar photovoltaic mounting systems]]
 
* [[High-Efficiency Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Sustainable Development]]
 
* [[High-Efficiency Solar-Powered 3-D Printers for Sustainable Development]]

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Abstract

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Additive manufacturing with 3-D printers may be a key technology enabler for entrepreneurs seeking to use disruptive innovations such as business models utilizing distributed manufacturing. Unlike centralized manufacturing, distributed manufacturing makes the parts and products (the prints) at (or closer to) the source of the demand, cutting out much of the traditional supply chain. Although many expect 3-D printing to take off at the household level and previous work has shown significant returns for those choosing to do so, there are still significant barriers to entry for typical consumers. Our analysis demonstrates that for an individual to make an abnormally high return on their investments in 3-D printers, they must serve others to achieve high utilization rates. The impetus to do so is created by a service that can undercut traditionally manufactured products due to affordability and customizability. Low-cost, open-source 3-D printers are now priced within range of individual entrepreneurs who can take advantage of the long tail of consumers with highly varied interests. The margin advantage, net present value, and return on investment (ROI) analysis provided herein could form the basis of thousands of new small-business ventures in the coming years.

Keywords

3-D printing, RepRap, Entrepreneurship, Disruptive innovation, Distributed manufacturing, Business model

See Also