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Unique Industrial Production

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A company that focuses on creating production lines that industrially create unique products. No car from these assembly lines is like the next. No tablecloth is the same as the other.

When you buy napkins produced by Unique Industrial, they all seem alike, but not only is the pattern slightly different in each napkin, and the colors - although keeping to a certain style, but even the shape is slightly different for each one.

Of course, the excess material is used in the rest of the process, as preconceived when planning the process.

Even replacement parts are built in a way that they fit perfectly but have a unique shape.

Each bottle of "homogenized milk" will taste a bit different. Each package of pretzels will have a slightly different picture on it, and the pretzel's themselves won't taste exactly the same from bag to bag.

Each bathing suit will have a uniqueness to it, and those two dresses that seem to be exactly the same? Look again and check closely. You'll find a noticeable difference.

After this company comes into existence, Nothing will ever be the same.

pashute, Jun 29 2016

The Mote in God's Eye http://aliens.wikia.com/wiki/Motie
[not_morrison_rm, Jun 29 2016, last modified Jun 30 2016]

So many choices..... http://business.cap...-consumers-says-cap
daddy or chips? [xenzag, Jun 30 2016]


       The moties seem to have this down pat, so get working on that star drive.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 29 2016

       your link is not.   

       All the more reason to fix it.   

pashute, Jun 29 2016

       I think that making machine parts which differ from one another will achieve this end, because the machines comprised of these will wiggle and grind unpredictably, multiplying the variability in the components as it produces the offspring. Eli Whitney will wiggle and grind in his grave.
bungston, Jun 29 2016

       So, what happens if I want to plug my appliance into your socket? And no, that is not a euphemism. It's bad enough that the rest of the world has non- standard electrical systems.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 29 2016

       This is already half-baked I'm afraid. Anything I've ever built follows this principle. Without exception.
AusCan531, Jun 30 2016

       // It's bad enough that the rest of the world has non- standard electrical systems //   

       They can't help being foreigners- more deserving of pity than condemnation ...
8th of 7, Jun 30 2016

       // your link is not.   

       I copied and pasted the address, but a spurious HB address keeps getting tacked on the front.   

       so here it is in plain   


       Or just look for "The Mote in God's Eye" wiki   

       //has non- standard electrical systems   

       Yep, Osaka and Tokyo have different electricity frequencies (?)...to this day.   

       I pass the buck to Jutta, just emailed it in
not_morrison_rm, Jun 30 2016

       When you order a Mini (car), you get have to specify everything within a range of options, meaning that each car produced is just about unique, given the number of permutations that this creates.   

       "The sheer complexity of tomorrow’s used car choice is illustrated by looking at the popular Mini, with 709 derivatives available as new cars today. The number of option combination permutations for a Mini now stands at a staggering 65,836" - see link, and that was 3 years ago - there are probably even more choices now.
xenzag, Jun 30 2016

pashute, Jun 30 2016

       That's the thing. The essentials remain. Everything else is different. The packaging still covers everything and is easy to open and close. The boxes fit into each other.   

       All caps are built to close the bottles in a nonunique way, but still have something unique in them. The plug fits correctly in place but still is different in color and perhaps handle shape.   

       Standards and standardization are what allow for this flurry of unnecessary and unindustrial-like diversity, that will make the trip to the obsolete supermarket all the more closer to becoming a thing of the past.
pashute, Jun 30 2016


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