An increasing number of industries are working with additive manufacturing technologies to innovate and optimize.
Traditional manufacturing methods, such as casting or injection molding, require hard tooling that comes with long lead times and high investment cost to produce. Iterations or design changes also become impractical because of conventional tooling and design for manufacturability often outweighs performance optimizations that create complexity.
Yet digital technologies are enabling groundbreaking new designs that optimize performance and upending business models built on recouping tooling investments. Graduates without experience working with these cutting-edge disruptive technologies enter the workforce at a disadvantage.