Multi Process Machine Based Manufacturing

Problem

Can a machine ever make itself or make other machines/devices that when used in combination could enable self-replication?

Approach

Long-term iterative programme of design and development of machines with highly coupled processes – additive, subtractive and assembly.

Solution

1st Generation

Coupled additive and subtractive manufacture


2nd Generation

Accurate and repeatable additive and subtractive manufacture


3rd Generation

Tool automation and multi-material construction


4th Generation

Automated assembly with pick and place