Micro-factory refers to a small dimension factory able to produce small dimension products.
The term was proposed by the Mechanical Engineer Laboratory (MEL) of Japan in 1990. The micro-factory main advantages are to save great amount of resources like space, energy, materials and time.
Due to their reduced dimensions, micro-factories should be highly automated. They might contain automatic machine tools, 3 D-printers, assembly systems, quality inspection systems, material feed systems, waste elimination systems, a system to evaluate tool deterioration and a system to replace tools.
A micro-factory can also refer to a factory designed to produce flexible small batch production that can produce a wide variety of products as opposed to a single monolithic mass production type approach.
Typically the manufacturing processes of micro-factories take advantage of digital fabrication technology such as 3D printing and CNC machines in order to accomplish this.
This course will provide you with the insight into the following AM Module:
Module : AM Micro-Factory
>Creating the AM Value Loop
-Set-up the Design Tool ThinkerCad
-The AM Value Loop Process
-The AM Idea Phase
-The AM Concept Phase
-The AM Prototype Phase
-The AM Verification Phase
-The AM Disruptive AM Business Model
-Working with ThinkerCad
As this deep dive workshop is designed to have e-learning preparation, limited group sizes for live lecture and breakout sessions for deep dive team co-creation, it enables participants to ‘ask the expert’ questions specific to their needs.
Therefore, this provides a unique opportunity to come away from this deep dive workshop with all the information you need.