The connected, autonomous and reconfigurable micro-factory currently being developed within the framework of the MicroLean Lab finds its origin in the micro5, a revolutionary 5-axis milling machine designed in 2015 at the HE-Arc Ingénierie.

That year, as part of a product design course, three Industrial Design Engineering students had the idea of creating a micro-factory made up of different types of micromachines.

One of them, Mathieu Steulet, who then worked as an assistant in the group that designed the micro5, tells us more about the genesis of this project called to revolutionize, and strongly relocate production microtechnology, perhaps even shake up our consumption habits.