Learn exactly how to use the Direct-to-Consumer Manufacturing activity to dramatically improve efficiency and Make Your Product faster, cheaper and better. Your Production-Stack success starts even before you build your first product. This page contains a library of resources to help you create a successful Direct-to-Consumer Manufacturing-Stack from the ground up.

Manufacturing Ecosystems

Here is where you will learn how the 4th Industrial Revolution and the future of manufacturing is ecosystem driven. Those that use third-parties will have higher productivity, revenue, and margin. Smart-Factories, seamlessly connected to their customers, and the entire supply chain will succeed. But those that try to build and own the entire network will struggle.

Distributed Local Manufacturing

Manufacturing Near Me: Everything you need to know to prepare your company for the future with “Distributed Local Manufacturing.” Including what it is and why it is essential for mitigating unpredictability and reducing business risk, even if you are in the service industry.

Special Economic Zones

This resource will show you exactly how Direct-To-Consumer & Small Businesses can benefit from the holy grail of economic development - SEZ and Opportunity Zones - previously reserved only for powerful multinational enterprises.

Hyper Local Manufacturing

Learn exactly how to use hyper-local manufacturing to produce products where they are needed using Fabrication Labs, local markets, local procurement and cash transfers. The goal is to avoid waste; commonly created by the usual challenges of minimum orders, stock shortages, spoilage, breakages and wrong orders.

Networks of Smaller Manufacturers

This in-depth resource will show you exactly how the “Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act” introduced by the U.S. Congress in March and July 2017, will provide SMMs with the same opportunity as their larger competitors in the adoption of smart manufacturing technologies and practices.


Learn how to produce small dimension products, step-by-step by using Microfactories opened to the public for rapid prototyping, fabricating components, and product assembly. Businesses are in a position to imagine the future and to build it today, thanks to 5G.

Digital Manufacturing

Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) is a process that produces parts directly from a CAD file. Companies can adopt DDM to: Eliminate the investment in tooling. Remove time lag between design and production. Here’s where you’ll learn how to use Digital Manufacturing to create the smart, customized, On-Demand products consumers want.