This thesis explores the impact of implementing Lean Automation and the communication platform Discord to an 3D printer Factory.With an experimental method the production process before the implementation is mapped and compared to the resulting production process. The changes in the production process is the basis for the results.
The results show that the 3D printer Factory now to a large extent is aligned with lean principles, and this raises the efficiency and the usability. The 3D Printer Factory can now be operated from the Discord platform, which is web – based, with access to millions of users of the Discord platform. The Discord platform is easy to use, and becomes a foundation for establishing a resourceful open community, creating an accessible and adaptable 3D printing control center, creating a platform for learning and sharing of knowledge, and gathering of data that be used for further improvements of lean principles.