half of the companies reported lack of talent to exploit 3D printing a major barrier
Austin, Texas (PRWEB) December 16, 2014
Austin, Texas based Roueche Graduate Center of National American University launches beginning January 20th 2015 http://pages.national.edu/3D-Technology.html an 8-course certification program covering all job related production aspects of 3D printing technology from CAD design, 3D machine maintenance, leading engineering and technology in additive manufacturing, 3D technology and supply chain redesign, 3D additive manufacturing technologies, practical applications laboratory workshop, customized product development and commercialization, and managing corporate 3D technology entrepreneurship.
In a recent PwC US and The Manufacturing Institute report “3D Printing and the New Shape of Industrial Manufacturing” (http://www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products/assets/3d-printing-next_manufacturing-pwc.pdf) 3D printing is making headway into the heart of US industrial manufacturing. Based on a survey of 100 companies, two-thirds are currently implementing 3D printing and one-quarter indicated they are planning to adopt 3D technology some way in the future. To date about 25% of the manufactures are using 3D printing for prototyping only, 10% use it for prototyping and production of final parts, and only 1% use it for final production. Almost half (47%) of the manufacturing companies surveyed said the primary barrier to implementation is uncertainty of a 3D printed product quality followed by a lack of talent to exploit the technology (45%). According to the report, a big part of manufactures 3D printing strategy will be re-training the existing workforce or hiring new talent with the skills to create digital designs and to oversee the printing production. http://www.pwc.se/sv_SE/se/verkstad/assets/3d-printing-and-the-new-shape-of-industrial-manufacturing.pdf
There presently exists a major shortage of managers, supervisors and a workforce educated in 3D printing technologies to support this expansion and scalability. The Roueche Graduate Center plans to correct this shortfall existing in the current labor force of managers, supervisors, and the workforce at large.
Registration is now open for classes starting in Austin, TX. the week of January 20, 2015. For the enhanced personalized customization and to allow extended time spent on the practical use of the seven major 3D printing technologies covered by the course content, class size is limited to 35 participants with classes meeting once a week for 4 hours for 6 weeks. Additional information about the “Innovation and Commercialization of the 3D Printing Technologies” program and registration information may be found at: http://pages.national.edu/3D-Technology.html
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