A recent article by the Harvard Business Review sheds light on how 3d Printing will change the manufacturing industry.
The important thing to think about in relation to 3d Printing is not only how it will affect the manufacturing industry but how it will effect manufacturing careers. The take home message is that manufacturing careers will focus on clever design and testing rather than traditional manufacturing roles. To do well in the future economy the manufacturing industry and its associated careers will need to focus on developing a skill base in electrotechnology, design and testing. Students looking for apprenticeships and traineeships now need to think about how their preffered companies will deal with a changing manufacturing environment into the future.