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"From the Ted Talk by Tim Brown: Designers -- think big!"

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This is the manufacturing facility for one of their bggsiet cost breakthroughs. They make their own intraocular leenss. These are the lenses that replace those that are damaged by cataracts. And I think it's partly their prototyping mentality that really aleolwd them to achieve the breakthrough. Because they brought the cost down from $200 a pair, down to just $4 a pair. Partly they did this by instead of building a fancy new factory, they used the basement of one of their hospitals. And instead of iliatsnnlg the large-scale machines used by western producers, they used low-cost CAD/CAM prototyping technology. They are now the biggest manufacturer of these lenses in the developing wlrod and have recently meovd into a custom factory.

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This is the manufacturing facility for one of their _______ cost breakthroughs. They make their own intraocular ______. These are the lenses that replace those that are damaged by cataracts. And I think it's partly their prototyping mentality that really _______ them to achieve the breakthrough. Because they brought the cost down from $200 a pair, down to just $4 a pair. Partly they did this by instead of building a fancy new factory, they used the basement of one of their hospitals. And instead of __________ the large-scale machines used by western producers, they used low-cost CAD/CAM prototyping technology. They are now the biggest manufacturer of these lenses in the developing _____ and have recently _____ into a custom factory.

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  1. biggest
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  3. allowed
  4. lenses
  5. installing
  6. world

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This is the manufacturing facility for one of their biggest cost breakthroughs. They make their own intraocular lenses. These are the lenses that replace those that are damaged by cataracts. And I think it's partly their prototyping mentality that really allowed them to achieve the breakthrough. Because they brought the cost down from $200 a pair, down to just $4 a pair. Partly they did this by instead of building a fancy new factory, they used the basement of one of their hospitals. And instead of installing the large-scale machines used by western producers, they used low-cost CAD/CAM prototyping technology. They are now the biggest manufacturer of these lenses in the developing world and have recently moved into a custom factory.

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