The “democratization” of manufacturing puts new mobility design concepts on the fast track
Bring on microfactories
Covestro supports an innovative concept with new material solutions
In light of this new manufacturing concept, we at Covestro support start-ups in this area with innovative materials for use in microfactory settings. With expert knowledge in material science Covestro actively collaborates with pioneering start-ups to deliver new products by pushing boundaries in the area of new mobility.
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“With microfactories factories placed in cities around the globe, mobility designers and engineers will have the flexibility and access they need to easily bring their ideas to life. Homogeneity will be a choice, rather than the only economically viable option.”
- Fast-track production Mirofactories are typically characterized by a small skilled workforce. This agility and high automation level boosts efficiency and thereby increases productivity.
- Cost-efficient Reduces costs, including those associated with finding a molder, sheet extruder and contract manufacturer; in addition small-sized factories require less floor space, less energy consumption and raw material consumption resulting in lower waste.
- Creativity A typical microfactory setup allows for frequent design changes where design freedom is not limited due to manufacturing costs arising from product design changes.