Manufacturing the Future - MakerCon 2014

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My talk from MakerCon 2014. The idea is how to look at manufacturing from a "base principles" approach. The idea is that if you want to see how manufacturing works in the future - you need to look at the physics and economics of the matter / energy / information that makes up products.

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Manufacturing the Future - MakerCon 2014

  1. 1. Manufacturing! the Future Nick Pinkston ! Founder: Plethora @NickPinkston @Plethora
  2. 2. Where’s everything going? Democratization? Distributed Mfg.? Open Source? Matter Energy Information
  3. 3. What is Manufacturing? Finished Part Feedstock Raw Material Stock Parts Raw Part + Assembly
  4. 4. Matter
  5. 5. Energy
  6. 6. Information • What % of Product Cost is information? • Medicine = Paying for IP (information) • Is information always free? • How do you find unknown information? • Who can you use the information?
  7. 7. Competitive Strategies • Network Effects: Be the central platform • Scale: Buying power + Physics + Specialization • Speed: Innovate Faster • Relationships: Get them to trust / love you • Open vs. Closed: Group Info vs. Info Asymmetry
  8. 8. Open Source is No Panacea Free CMOS Fab! BRAINS SOFTWARE ?
  9. 9. Education They who learn the fastest: WIN Community Resources
  10. 10. Makers Lead the Way

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