Setting up a production workshop, whether it is for 3D printing, small scale production, product design, or anything else at all, is an exercise in efficiency and precision. Even with a small-scale set up, efficiency is key to a quality product and ensuring a satisfactory production output. Any production workshop needs to be set up in the correct way to create a quality outcome.
Once processes are initially established, it becomes easier to find ways to optimise them. This might involve looking for ways to automate production processes, and streamlining the design of new products ahead of production. These might then be designed and manufactured as prototypes first, so they can then be tested on a focus group, or by other people who are the target audience for the product. All of this research, initial design, testing and knowledge gathering will feed into an optimised and more efficient production process.