Process, not practice, makes perfect for manufacturing innovators

Dr Jane Fitzpatrick, Facility Manager at ANFF-Q, talks to The Brisbane Report about the challenges of innovation in advanced manufacturing:

“the ideation and iteration processes around advanced manufacturing have changed dramatically and no longer is it viable for researchers, established companies or first-time entrepreneurs to spend months, years or longer to try to perfect their product or idea … we now work in hours, days or weeks to get ideas and products tested and evaluated. And it’s not about minimising quality control processes or cutting out steps in the innovation and testing phases – it’s about aggregating the skilled researchers and staff in a hub or an easy-to-access network and then creating, testing and either failing or succeeding fast in your product’s iterations.”

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