The Maker Movement: Fad, Disruptive Force, or the Future of Manufacturing?

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The Maker Movement: Fad, Disruptive Force, or the Future of Manufacturing?

Deloitte Dbriefs | Process & Industrial Products

Often characterized as a subculture, the maker movement has ignited interest in new uses of technology. What opportunities and challenges could the maker movement present for manufacturers?

We discuss: How maker-related technologies improve prototyping and testing for small companies and start-ups? How a new ecosystem of businesses and service providers are connecting individual makers with production capabilities in manufacturing hubs like Shenzen? How a similar ecosystem might catalyze a resurgence of smaller-scale, local manufacturing? Examples of how large corporations are experimenting with ways to engage with and benefit from the growing maker movement.

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