A New Factory For A New Age

For 70 years, making machine parts has been a crude business. Now three New England inventors have built a factory the size of a cabinet--and industry may never be the same

If you own a manufacturing business, you might want to pay a visit to West Lebanon, N.H. Odds are you've never been to West Lebanon. You may not even have heard of it. But you will. What's going on there may forever change the way you do business--or perhaps put you out of it altogether.

Tucked away in an unremarkable industrial building on the outskirts of town is a little machine about the size of a three-drawer filing cabinet. There's a curious Willy Wonka look to it. Feed a bit of metal powder into its maw, and after a moment of...

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