Factor e Farm Principles of Extreme Manufacturing

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Collaborative Literacy, Extreme Manufacturing, Test Driven Design, Second Toyota Paradox, Six Sigma, Two Sigma, Three Sigma, Collaboration Architecture, Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Open Source Product Development, Extreme Programming, Extreme Learning, Rapid Prototyping, Open Source Ecology Specifications, Modular Breakdown, Module Based Design, Construction Set Approach, Robustification, Design for Disassembly, Design for Manufacturing, Distributive Enterprise, Distributed Production, Flexible Fabrication, Digital Fabrication, Good Fast Cheap, Stages of Product Release, Critical Path, Roadmap, Incentive Challenge.

Tactical Points

  1. When doing a welding job, always think beyond a single welder (person or machine). We have 8 welders available for use - so use them all on a single weld job to be done 8x as fast. A task that takes 8 hours could take 1 hour.
  2. The larger the build, the more swarming can happen on actual work piece because space allows it
  3. The smaller the build, the more swarming can happen on design and 3D printing.
  4. When doing CAD, think beyond a single designer, draftsperson, prototyper. When doing any CAD - a team of 3 is the minimum that should swarm, with multiples of that as needed. A team can do concept designs. A draftsperson can do the CAD. A prototyper can take in-progress designs immediately and test them as needed. All this is enabled by Modular Breakdown.
  5. Apply modular Collaboration Architecture before setting out to do tasks. Think about all the tasks, and match them to existing skill sets or warm bodies.
  6. When doing rapid prototyping with a 3D printer - use fat nozzles (1.2 mm and higher) rather than standard ones (0.4 mm) to obtain prototypes in minutes rather than hours

Philosophical Points

  1. Genius requires 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. There is potential for genius in the most rudimentary tasks.
  2. Everyone is capable of genius, and proper collaboration architecture brings out genius
  3. There are more roles in any action project than there are people available. If you think otherwise, think harder.