Responsible Consumption and Production

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Social Manufacturing and Open Design

  • Minna LanzEmail author
  • Eeva Järvenpää
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Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement is a personal involvement and use of skills to improve one’s living standards by producing personalized goods. Usually the DIY movement is connected, partially overlapping, to the maker movement, which is empowered by open design platforms, communities of practice, and 3D printing possibilities.

3D printing is a general audience and/or commercial term for additive manufacturing technologies.

Social manufacturing is associated with the maker and DIY movement. It appears also as a synonym in certain articles discussing of locally distributed manufacturing.

Social manufacturing is characterized with high level of utilizing the power of communities to the design and manufacture of goods. In general, the social manufacturing is strongly associated with high personalization of goods, point of need manufacturing, and production via additive manufacturing technologies. However, other forms...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Engineering and Natural SciencesTampere UniversityTampereFinland

Section editors and affiliations

  • Ulla Saari
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  1. 1.Dept of Industrial Management, Center for Innovation and Technology ResearchTampere UniversityTampereFinland