This paper presents Square Foot Manufacturing (SFM) as new approach to realize changeability in the manufacturing process. SFM encompasses a down scaled manufacturing plant for machining small parts; it has reconfigurable structure and holds micro machining units (MMU) that are reduced in function and flexible in adjustment. Because they are sufficiently small it is easy to move these machine tools between individual operation steps and it is feasible to use more than one of them simultaneously machining one work piece.

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