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on peer-to-peer dynamics in politics, the economy and organizations
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How Fab Labs Address Environmental Issues - P2P Foundation

How Fab Labs Address Environmental Issues - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Increasing numbers of citizens have access to digital fabrication equipment via devoted spaces known as Fab Labs, makerspaces and hackerspaces, which are mushrooming globally. Such access enables people to design and make their own products outside of conventional mass production and consumption channels, using technologies such as desktop additive manufacturing equipment (that is, ‘3D printers’), CNC (computer numeric control) milling machines, laser cutters, vinyl cutters and electronics stations for circuit prototyping. The technologies themselves, especially 3D printing, are widely espoused as disruptive technologies that will radically shift production and consumption patterns (Anderson, 2012; Marsh, 2012; Hamermesh, 2014).

 

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Open Source Robotics - P2P Foundation

Open Source Robotics - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"'RoBLOKS" is an idea I (Grayson Sigler) have to create a modular robotic tool that is open-source, adaptable to any use and is affordable to the public. The Lumenlab RoBLOKS Gantry Robot (RoGR) is the first RoBLOKS module, and is truly a technological revolution in the making. For the first time in history, high quality robotic manufacturing is available to the public at a price point that is affordable to nearly all. As a bonus, the RoBLOKS RoGR design is modular and easily adapted to many configurations..." (http://www.lumenlab.com/robotics/)

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Technology Networks - P2P Foundation

Technology Networks - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Metropolitan local authorities under the control of the Left of the Labour Party in the early 1980s were supportive towards socially useful production. Some provided space for community workshops. Activity at the Greater London Council in the form of its Technology Networks was the most intensive in this respect; though other workshops included the Unit for the Development of Alternative Products (UDAP) in Coventry and the Sheffield Centre for Product Development and Technological Resources (SCEPTRE).

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How to Manage Manufacturing Order in Odoo

Learn the manufacturing process using open source ERP, Odoo. Odoo has a wonderful functionality of managing the manufacturing process for all salable ...
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Jean Lievens: Manufacturing Should Embrace Open Source

Jean Lievens: Manufacturing Should Embrace Open Source | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Why I think Manufacturing Software should embrace Open Source Andy at Phase2Automation Reasons: quality, value for the customer, value for the integrator, ecosystem, talent. Read full post.
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The Emergence of Peerist Synergism

The Emergence of Peerist Synergism | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
by Layne Hartsell There are any number of areas where emergence is occurring such as in nanotechnology, micromanufacturing (not to be confused with molecular manufacturing which is about 15 years away), economics, politics, and thus the term...
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Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing

A panel of four speakers will explore the topics of: - low cost and open source printers - the current technologies arena - some case studies of 3D printing - some future possible developments...
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Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing

Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What if you could build a civilization from scratch, using tools that could also be built from scratch? In his talk "Open-sourced blueprints for civilization" at TED2011, Marcin Jakubowski introduc...
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Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work

Making Value for America: Embracing the Future of Manufacturing, Technology, and Work | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Globalization, developments in technology, and new business models are transforming the way products and services are conceived, designed, made, and distributed in the U.S. and around the world.
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3D Printing, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Democratization of Art - P2P Foundation

3D Printing, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Democratization of Art - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

* MA Thesis: 3D Printing, the Arts and Crafts Movement and the Democratization of Art. Lassi Patokorpi. University of Tampere, School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies, English Philology, April 2014

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Merging 3D Printing and the Circular Economy

Merging 3D Printing and the Circular Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Plan C in Belgium is launching a design challenge to further explore how 3D printing overlaps with circular economy.
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Marcin Jakubowski: Open Source Ecology Lecture

Lecture, April 2, 2014 at the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry, CMU College of Fine Arts. Presented in partnership with the CMU School of Architectu...
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More sustainable automotive production through understanding decoupling points in leagile manufacturing

More sustainable automotive production through understanding decoupling points in leagile manufacturing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Attempts to link ‘lean’ and ‘green’ have a long history, yet they mostly remain wedded to an eco-efficiency agenda. The question addressed here is to what extent lean can inform more radical change towards greater sustainability in industrial systems. The automobile is one of our least sustainable systems and the main issue is overproduction. Yet, the current automotive business and manufacturing models depend on high levels of production due to the need for economies of scale determined by the chosen production technologies. These technologies center on the internal combustion engine and the all-steel body. This paper shows through a review of the ‘leagile’ literature, that a new understanding of the factors that determine the ‘decoupling point’ between lean and agile processes can be used in order to bring about a radical shift in economies of scale in car production such that lower volume production becomes feasible thereby reducing the need for overproduction and enabling a move towards more sustainable car production and hence consumption. A case study of the Morgan Motor Company is included to illustrate how such an approach could work in practice.

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Bronac Ferran, and Andrew Prescott on Contemporary Making as a New Way of Thinking - P2P Foundation

Bronac Ferran, and Andrew Prescott on Contemporary Making as a New Way of Thinking - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"Bronac Ferran, Andrew Prescott, Professor of Digital Humanities at the University of Glasgow, and guests discuss contemporary making. Today: Thinking as Making, with guest Professor Tim Ingold."

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Design Global, Manufacture Local - P2P Foundation

Design Global, Manufacture Local - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

"This article aims to contribute to the ongoing dialogue on post-capitalist construction by exploring the contours of a commons-oriented productive model. On the basis of this model called “design global-manufacture local”, we argue that recent techno-economic developments around the emergence of commons-based peer production and desktop manufacturing technologies, may signal new alternative paths of social organization. We conclude by arguing that all commons-oriented narratives could converge, thereby supporting the creative communities which are building the world they want within the confines of the political economy they aspire to transcend."

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Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory | WIRED

Making Hardware Is a Total Pain. But Not in This Factory | WIRED | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Chris Church wanted a factory where you could simply request the resources you needed through the Web. So he started one.
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Will 3D Printing Bring Jobs Back to the US from China or Simply Cut Jobs Everywhere & Make Goods Cheaper?

Will 3D Printing Bring Jobs Back to the US from China or Simply Cut Jobs Everywhere & Make Goods Cheaper? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“Let’s bring jobs back to American soil!” This is a quote which numerous Presidents of the United States have used, usually referring to the jobs they seek to return to American soil which had...
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"Internet of Things can have massive impact on manufacturing" - Business Standard

"Internet of Things can have massive impact on manufacturing" - Business Standard | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In this interview, Arun Kundu of Verizon Enterprise, explains the importance of Internet of Things, which enables physical objects to communicate with each other, for the manufacturing companies
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Sigma Labs: new 3-D printer technology could lead to manufacturing facility in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First

Sigma Labs: new 3-D printer technology could lead to manufacturing facility in New Mexico - Albuquerque Business First | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Sigma Labs of Santa Fe, pursuing an ambitious growth path as a high-tech company with expertise in metal manufacturing processes, will unveil its metal 3-D printer next month.
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Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything?

Can a Molecular 3D Printer Change the Way We Make Everything? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Kyle Maxey via engineering.com
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has become one of the wonder-techs of the new millennium.
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Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net

Manufacturers Advise Peers to Open Doors and Minds to Millennials - IT Business Net | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
NEW YORK, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --??With??American manufacturing on an upward trajectory, what will it take to sustain its momentum? ??
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Product-Centered Business Supply Chain Development vs People-Centered Business Network Ecosystem Development - P2P Foundation

Product-Centered Business Supply Chain Development vs People-Centered Business Network Ecosystem Development - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

This way of operating focuses on what is being produced, and requires people to be largely fixed into roles to serve the linear supply chain model. People and natural systems are generally considered to be "resources" that are raw materials and labor for production and distribution, end-points consumption. Linearity in this production model leads to seeking more raw materials for more production/distribution/consumption. The organization in this system is around the assumption of unlimited growth. All actors in this system are all seeking unlimited growth at the same time. The competition around unlimited growth tends to lead to a focus of finding and capturing the largest "markets" before others find and capture it.

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Cheaper, smarter robots to spark factory revolution

Cheaper, smarter robots to spark factory revolution | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rapid advances in robotics combined with falling prices will spark a new manufacturing revolution, with factories dropping workers for automation at an increasing pace, a new study said Tuesday.

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Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development - P2P Foundation

Quantifying the Value of Open Source Hardware Development - P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

With the maturation of digital manufacturing technologies like 3-D printing, a new paradigm is emerging of distributed manufacturing in both scientific equipment and consumer goods. Hardware released under free licenses is known as free and open source hardware (FOSH). The availability of these FOSH designs has a large value to those with access to digital manufacturing methods and particularly for scientists with needs for highly-customized low-volume production products. 

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