THE SEED FACTORY PROJECT

We are creating the next generation of manufacturing by bringing together software and basic tools to produce the first autonomous and self-sustaining factory.

What is a Seed Factory?

A Seed Factory is a new kind of production system which has three major differences from conventional factories: self-expansion, diversification and scaling.

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Replication

Produces copies of its own parts so as to eventually copy the entire set.

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Diversification

Produces parts for new equipment, thus expanding the range of possible outputs.

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Scaling

Produces parts for larger versions of existing equipment.

The factory is designed as an integrated system. It brings together multiple production steps from raw materials and energy to finished items. Each part of the factory produces resources needed by the other parts to function, making it self-sustaining. Since the parts are all in one place, the whole production chain can take advantage of automation and robotics. Integrated processes can also take waste outputs from one step, and use them as inputs for another. The combination results in a highly efficient design.

As the factory expands, it produces a growing variety of products for end users, and an increasing percentage of the items for its own growth. The relatively low cost of a starter kit, and the low operating cost from integrated processes and automation, make this system very desirable on an economic basis.

As a new way to organize production, Seed Factories build on past experience from Industrial Technology and Engineering.

Join Us

Help us Develop & Plant the first of its kind Seed Starter Kit.

We are currently looking for System Engineers and Software Engineers with strong experience in Manufacturing Process Management, as well as Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineers experienced in designing and building reliable robotic assemblies.

We are an open source project: so wether you are a Software Engineer or Developer working remotely, an Engineer that has spare time, or anybody else who thinks they can contribute as well, get in touch.