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Factory in a box: Tampere University of Technology

Description

Microfactories are portable production facilities that fit on a desk and are capable of producing, processing and assembling mechanical components. They offer significant advantages over conventional production lines: they save energy, take up less factory floor space, and reduce the consumption of raw materials. In addition, on-the-spot manufacturing eliminates the time lapse between placing an order and receiving the goods.

Read a full article: Science Magazine Interface of TUT.