The microfactory currently in construction at NRC London will allow companies to work with NRC to develop and demonstrate cutting-edge processes using the latest in advanced manufacturing technologies. The microfactory’s clients will be able to come in with their gear (or use NRC’s state-of-the-art equipment) to try out the new systems in a secure environment before bring them on their factory floors.
Our main goal for the microfactory will be to demonstrate the efficient use of data and information to optimize new manufacturing processes. The facility will be able to interconnect processes and equipment so that information is collected and analyzed in real time. With this information in hand, microfactory users will be able to make smarter (and hopeful, more profitable) decisions.
This is a model of how the microfactory will work: