“What is an alternative manufacturing method to mass production?”
Mass production is astounding for producing voluminous quantities of material. But sometimes we actually want to produce smaller amounts, as it could be more economically efficient. So how can we use our engineering mindset to construct such a method? Well, let’s think back to the one most produced item in the world, food! When we want to make food with a small volume, we often do so in batches or a set at the same time. So what if we were to apply this same method but with machinery? Well, this process is known as batch production and is often favored for its low capital costs and simple modularity.