Sunday, April 22, 2012

Moving to Social / digital / additive Manufacturing ..

18  th century saw the Industrial revolution starting with the craft manufacturing where each item was crafted either by machine or manually with tools to great precision in textile industry and then spreading to locomotion like steam engine, motor cars , mining etc..

19 th century saw mass manufacturing with Ford's Model T and he wide use of computers in design and manufacturing ..

21 st century is seeing more of additive manufacturing, personalised, low setup times and costs. Digital manufacturing is more personalised and is marking a full circle of the shift in manufacturing from West to East and now going back to the west ..

Economist gives a very good update on this manufacturing trend happening .. http://www.economist.com/node/21552901

Will this signal end of China and India in the manufacturing race ? The pressure on numbers will still keep the two giants chugging along ..

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