Have a look at 100kGarages.com
Have a look at 100kGarages.com, a free network of support and access for inspiring and leveraging small, digital-fabrication-based manufacturing -- the new industrial revolution. The web enables viability for small entrepreneurially driven business using competitive technologies that have been democratized in their cost and usability.
Such manufacturing can be agile and innovative, and can be highly efficient. Collaborations and web logistics allow both specialized niche production and marketing as well as subcontracting work servicing global manufacturing needs.
Read: "Makers: ..." and "Fabricated: ..." to understand how manufacturing is about to be revolutionized in the same way as publishing, entertainment, communications, and logistics.