Distributed Quality Control

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Distributed Quality Control (DQC) of open source hardware refers to quality control performed not in centralized facilities, but by distributed microfactories. OSE is experimenting with this paradigm as a route to the open source economy of distributed manufacturing and Distributive Enterprise. The scale of production can be as small as home-scale production, or community-based microfactories.

Engaging in DQR involves producing documentation. The most effective documentation is a time lapse video showing test procedures for visual examination by a reviewer.