Scaling “Customized”: Going from One to Many

Conversations about 3D printing often focus on the unit—the end product or part. A digital factory, however, centers around producing many units. This panel is about scaling beyond the unit, while still maintaining the freedom that digital fabrication offers; the ability to produce both many, and unique, parts. Panelists will explore various perspectives on scaling the production of customized units, from short runs of art and engineering pieces to mass fabrication of unique consumer products at multinational companies like New Balance. We’ll also discuss scaling on the organizational level, taking examples from companies built around digital fabrication that have replicated and grown.