Q: Self-expanding adaptive manufacturing (SEAM) factory is the first step on Plan 0. Here is a possible pathway to developing a SEAM factory and the rationale behind it. A SEAM factory must produce a commercial product to sell at a profit. It could theoretically make anything but I think manufacturing machines (lathes, mills, 3D printers, … More SEAM capabilities, the way to adress the development of those.
The document of NASA is interesting in terms that those guys have considered the problem of collecting regolith and moving it to a central location. It is the same problem, and one of the tasks for tech seed on the moon surface, to collect regolith and deliver it to processing unit, thus it is interesting … More Plan0 vs NASA plan.