3D Printing - How It Will Disrupt & Create New Jobs. And, What YOU Can Do Now... | Bridget Clarke | Skillshare

3D Printing - How It Will Disrupt & Create New Jobs. And, What YOU Can Do Now...

Bridget Clarke

3D Printing - How It Will Disrupt & Create New Jobs. And, What YOU Can Do Now...

Bridget Clarke

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11 Lessons (24m)
    • 1. 3D Printing & You - Introduction

    • 2. What 3D Printing is - a brief overview

    • 3. Manufacturing vs 3D printing. Why 3D printing is Going to Grow

    • 4. What is Happening Now in the 3D Printing Sector

    • 5. What a Disruptive Technology is..

    • 6. The Future of 3D Printing

    • 7. Which sectors might be Disrupted by 3D Printing

    • 8. Which Sectors are Forecast to Grow using 3D Printing

    • 9. What can YOU do? Eight tips to take away..

    • 10. A short easy project - your ideas..

    • 11. Bibliography

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About This Class

3D printing is a growth industry. Learn how 3D printing could affect your job and, on the positive side, what job opportunities are forecast to emerge in this growing sector

In this short snapshot series on 3D printing you'll discover:

  • What 3D printing is
  • Traditional manufacturing vs 3D printing - why is it a growth industry
  • What is happening right now in 3D printing
  • The future of 3D printing
  • The sectors 3D printing is predicted to disrupt
  • The sectors projected to embrace 3D printing & what job opportunities are likely to emerge
  • What YOU can do - 8 tips to take away..

. Learn about 3D printing and position yourself for the future. Be savvy & stay ahead of the crowd!

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I'm a careers practitioner with many years of experience working people from all walks of life assisting them with career related issues, such as finding a new career pathway, writing CV's & cover letters, Linked In profiles, finding a new job and interview skills.

My clients have included people in senior roles through to individuals with significant barriers entering the workforce.

I have a Masters degree in Education and prior to retraining as a careers practitioner, I worked across a wide range of sectors in horticulture, education, IT and food manufacturing, so I have plenty of practical experience in using transferable skills to jump into different industries.

I'm really excited to be able to share some of my knowledge and experience with yo... See full profile

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1. 3D Printing & You - Introduction: Hello them. My name is Brigitte Clark. I'm a career coach said. These videos that I put together are all about three D printing and the disruptive impact that three D printing is going to have on jobs and work in the future. And I've really put these together so you can learn more about this ahead of time. So it's really printing is really interesting. It's predicted to tune some current industries, such as manufacturing, transport, warehouse and retail upside down. And so, if you working in one of these industries, that could affect your job in the future. However, if we turn it around and look at the positive side, it is also a growth industry, so there will be lots of job opportunities that you know you could take advantage. Obv ous well, so in these videos are going to give you an overview about what's really printing Actually is I'm going to talk about the difference between traditional manufacturing processes and three D printing and really look at the benefits that three D printing brings. I'll go over briefly waters happening right now in the three D printing sector. Obviously it's changing all the time, but we'll look at that on brief. I'll talk about what a disruptive technology is. We'll look briefly at what the future of three D printing holds from where we stand today, which sectors might be disrupted and which sectors are likely to emerge and grow. And then finally, we'll just talk about what you can do about all of this. So my eight tips as to what you can do next. So I really look forward to telling you all about three D printing and its impact on the world work, So please do sign up for this class. 2. What 3D Printing is - a brief overview: So this video is to just explain to you what really printing actually is so. Three D printing enables a three dimensional object to be created using a digital file. The digital file is in the form of a three D design created through a software package such as computer aided design or cared for short. If it is an existing object, a three D scanner can be used to create a digital copy. There are a range of different processes, however, in its basic form. The design filers read by the Mother Board on the printer, which controls the printed at the printed material, is fed through a nozzle to create the object. The material is usually either softened or melted on the way through, so it is pliable and easy to work with the layer upon layer off the material is deposited until the finished object is created. Three D printing is also called additive manufacturing, and a variety of materials can be used for plastic metal, carbon fiber, glass powder, ceramic powder and now even food. So chocolate is the one that you've probably heard about. There are seven different processes now available, and the most common process used in small three D printers for individual use is if tm or fused deposition modeling. So different machines have been developed for different uses of materials, so there are very large machines used in the manufacturing sector and small machines that are used by after time. 3. Manufacturing vs 3D printing. Why 3D printing is Going to Grow: in this video, I want to talk about the difference between traditional manufacturing and three D printing plus talk about the benefits of three D printing over traditional manufacturing. So this is to help you see how three D printing fits into the bigger picture and why it is taking off. So I'll use some pastry to demonstrate this. In its simplest form, most traditional manufacturing processes are called subjective and that they involve taking a block of material and then cutting it back until you have the object that you want. Like this. The three D printing process works the other way around and that it starts from nothing and you ed material layer by layer until an object has formed. So hints it's called editor of manufacturing. Let's look now at the benefits of three D printing over traditional manufacturing. First of all, objects can be customized Reppert prototyping, and experimentation is much easier. Short production runs, arm or cost effective, and three D printing enables small companies to effectively compete with large organizations. Because the set up costs aren't as high, it's also sustainable, so it uses less material than subtract of manufacturing. Complex objects can be created in one process that would have to be manufactured separately and then assembled in traditional manufacturing. And it allows for more creativity as designers and constrained by traditional manufacturing processes. And, of course, we can also print objects ourselves if we have access to a printer at home. 4. What is Happening Now in the 3D Printing Sector: in this video, I'll talk about what is happening right now within the three D printing sector. It's currently used in a variety of industries. So in aerospace automotive in a wide range of applications with an industrial manufacturing and in the medical and dental sector, so on implants, prosthetics and specialized tools. This is a very small selection off the organizations that are currently using three D technology or who are servicing the new industry by providing software or experimenting with cutting age materials. So some of these are existing companies, and others are relatively new companies. Let's look now at their home market. So one of the 1st 3 D printers for individuals was rip rip, And there are now some fantastic three D printers that individuals can use, which include make about Printed bought an automaker. There are also some great websites with software programs that can be downloaders, so these include Tinker Head singing verse. You imagine my money factory or grab kid. There are also reasonably priced a three D scanners available for sale now, too, and there are also maker spaces, so these are places you can go to experiment with really printing yourself and a list of them around the world is on here at Hecker spaces dot org's. There is still a lot of experimentation happening and behind the scenes within companies in start up companies and research institutes, so expect that the industry is going to continue to grow. 5. What a Disruptive Technology is..: before I talk about the future off three D printing, I want to explain first what a disruptive technology is. So this tomb was first to find by Clayton Christiansen, although his preference was to call it a disruptive innovation. So he said that a disruptive innovation is one that creates a new market, which then disrupts the existing market. The innovation can be a new technology, a reworking off existing technologies and or a change in business model due to the technology. The result is that it contain an existing group of businesses or the industry upside down. So on this, the businesses within the industry adept. It could mean they lose this year in the market or they may even disappear. A good example is what has happened to cameras and photos. So hopefully you'll remember when a camera it used to have a film reel in it. And when the real was finished within talk, this to the fighter led to get printed on photo paper. They used a chemical process to do this. So when the digital camera came along, it completely revolutionized the storing and printing of photos. So obviously we all know that photos are now stored as digital files, and if we want, we can print out our photos at home on our printers. Kodak was disrupted by the digital camera, so it used to be a world leader and photo technology, but eventually it went bankrupt in 2012. Narcotic has since re emerged, but it has had to completely rethink and reposition its business because of the advent of the digital camera. So a disruptive innovation can upset the traditional way of doing things. It can lead to the demise, off sectors and businesses into the creation of new ones. 6. The Future of 3D Printing: So what might the future look like with three D printing? I think the most important thing to realize is that three D printing is still in its infancy, so let's look at potentially what might happen 5 to 10 years from now. Overall, the cost of printers is expected to decline, and the number of materials that can be used will expand. So these things, in addition to the benefits that's really printing hairs over traditional manufacturing, will contribute to the growth in the sector. Let's look at the home market first, so we'll probably see the price for its really printers dropped food there. They'll probably become more sophisticated, more user friendly and have more features. So perhaps you might even have a printer at home that you can use. Scaling objects is likely to become quick and easy to. For example, there is already in EP for a smartphone, which can allow you to scared an object. Or we might have local three D printing shops or hubs that we can go to for a wider range of different materials. So it might be that we need a replacement part for a machine, and instead of throwing it away. We might get the part three D printed and stayed. Or we might use the three D printer as a creative tool to make completely new things that haven't been invented yet will probably be out to excess a huge range of designs for different items on the Internet. So some of these might be free and others will have to pay for. And because there are fewer manufacturing constraints through three D printing expects some very innovative designed to come through in the future. A business might use three D printing to customize things for their clients. So perhaps we want to pair of shoes. That accommodates the fact that we have very wide feet or two feet that a slightly different sizes will be able to take a three D scan of our feet. Send them to the company who will make the shoes that will fit our feet perfectly. Some medical researchers are currently experimenting with how they can use by materials and three D technologies to develop body parts, you know, such as an ear or heart bells. So there's lots happening in this area, so watch this space to see what emerges. There'll be plenty of applications within the traditional manufacturing sector, too, so it's use might be expanded and will sit alongside traditional manufacturing techniques. And in time, we'll see companies finding ways to use a three D printer with a huge range of different materials and across a very wide range of different sectors. Expect to that three D printing classes will become more readily available, you know, through schools, universities and through community education to give you a better understanding of its potential. So McKinsey's believe that the economic impact from three D printing could be between 230 billion and $550 billion per year by the year 2025. They think that this will come primarily through the consumer sector manufacturing and through the use of three D printing to create tools and molds. 7. Which sectors might be Disrupted by 3D Printing: So this video is about the sectors that might be disrupted in the future. So the general opinion from the reading that I've done is that the sectors that are most likely to be disrupted our parts suppliers the manufacturing sector, especially those that produce consumer items that we could potentially print ourselves or at a local shop, the companies that ship transport and store those goods and the retailers off those manufactured goods. The reason behind this is that if it is cheaper and quicker for a business and individual to get a product printed at home or down the road, and perhaps that product has also been customized so that it is exactly what you want, then why would you buy a standardized product which has been made in another country, shipped over, warehoused and then offered for sale? However, when I say this, I'm taking a really broad sweep across the manufacturing sectors which are in reality very diverse hints. Three D printing will impact on every sick to differently and time hotel as to what impact three D printing will really have 8. Which Sectors are Forecast to Grow using 3D Printing: So is the three d sector grows? What will this mean for businesses and jobs? So here are some ideas around the types of companies that we might see in the future. Companies that develop and sell three D printers and scanners across a wide range of manufacturing, business and retail sectors. Companies that fix and repair three D printers. Organizations that educate businesses and individuals on three D printing software design companies that were designed both generic and customized designs. Specialist companies that will manage all facets off the ecosystem of the industry as it grows so through. Managing security software tools process and printer management. Networking Data collection. Working with users. Managing quality designing platforms for bigger runs. Exit your etcetera specialist material Science companies that will expand the range of materials available for use blueprint libraries, maker spaces, three D hubs or businesses where you can go to either make a product yourself or get one done for you. Organizations that specialize in creating customized items, especially for you, say around your body, or to meet a particular need that you might have at home or in your business specialist companies that will work within the health sector, such as to create implants or prosthetics, will grow replacement tissue manufacturers who integrates really printing processes into their businesses on alongside traditional manufacturing consultants that can assist companies, rethink their business developed strategies, integrates really technologies and manage workforce transformation. There will also be a need for people within the legal and government sectors to be involved in developing new legislation, policies and regulations and who understand intellectual property implications. Within each of these areas, there are a range of different jobs that would need to be undertaken, some that relate directly to three D printing such a software engineering plus software, material or hardware design and development. And some of these roles won't have been created years. In addition, support services such as accounting strategy, management, operations management, website, maintenance, marketing administration and customer service will also be required. And as I mentioned above, there will also be a need for people within the areas off consultancy, education, legal policy and government. In summary, individuals who have an understanding of three D printing and how it can be applied to business and how it will impact on economies and countries will be needed. And of course there will be many more opportunities that I haven't even thought about as well. It 9. What can YOU do? Eight tips to take away..: we've talked about the three D printing sector were it is it and what might happen in the future. So the question is, now that you have all this information, what can you do next? So here are my eight tips for you. So tip number one said, This is something that, as a career coach, I recommend everyone does, which is to make informed decisions, particularly if you want to change your job or Korea. So really, what I'm saying is, please don't decide tonight that you're going to leave your job and get into the three D printing sector. Hopefully, you're not going to do that, But essentially what I'm saying is, Please do you homework before you make any major decisions, said Tip number two. This is about reviewing where your company is ed and what it does. So could it be affected by three D printing? And could that be a positive thing or a negative thing? Or are you not sure? So if you think it potentially will be affected, then one idea is to talk to your employer to see if they are aware of this, and if they have plans to embrace three D printing. Perhaps you can help them some our viewers that as this is a new technology, lots of business owners are having to grapple with three D printing and what it means as much as you and I are. So we're all learning as we go. Tip number three. So this is for those of you who think you are working in a sector that might be disrupted by three D printing. So my tip for you is to please don't panic. So just by watching these videos, you are already ahead of the game. The technology is still in its infancy, so take your time and explore your options before you make any decisions. The next four tips for those of you who are interested in learning more about three D printing, perhaps as a view to finding work in the sector. So Tip number four consider staying up to date with three D printing and just see how it emerges. So that might mean subscribing to a tick news channel or reading some books, or perhaps during a short course on the technology. So, in my opinion, these air really valuable things to do as you learn more about three D Printing your ideas and thoughts around the technology and what opportunities there might be for you within it will change and grow, and your knowledge will put you at an advantage. Tip Number five. Consider joining a local maker lab and experiment with the design software and making three D things yourself. So there's nothing like doing some hands on work to see if this technology is one that you have an affinity for and want to pursue. Further tip number six Perhaps you think you would like to get into the three D printing sector, but you're not sure if you have the skills that you think will be required. Now it's going to depend on which role you want to get into. But in my opinion, having a base understanding and enthusiasm about their technology and a willingness to learn will count for a lot. This is because it's a new technology, and by all accounts, the industry is growing and moving rapidly. So many companies won't be able to find people with a complete set off all the skills they would like. So what will happen is people will transfer the skills they have learned from other sectors into the three D printing sector, and then they will just keep learning on the job. You'll find also that new roles will emerge as the industry grows, too. So you'll learn more about how you could add value within the industry by doing some online research and also by talking to people working in the sector. Tip number seven. So I recommend that you find out what is happening within your city or area. So one thing that I'm unable to tell you is what is happening within your country in your local area is three D printing will impact on different countries and industry sectors at different times. If you do want to get into the industry, you'll need to be mindful off if and win to jump in. So this is we're talking to people locally will help you to figure out what is happening within your city or town. Tip number eight. I recommend you talk to a Chris practitioner, particularly if you're feeling stuck. It could be really helpful to brainstorm some ideas with a professional to gain some more understanding about the best path of a for you going forward. So thanks very much for watching. I really hope that this is help you to learn more about three D printing, how you might be impacted and in particular, what opportunities you could potentially create for yourself with this new technology. Now the project that I've devised for you is very simple, and there's an overview off it in the next video. Or have a look at the Russian description below in the video screen. And the video after that is the bibliography and contains all the references that I've used to develop this video. Siri's so thanks again for watching. 10. A short easy project - your ideas..: the final thing to talk about is the project. So my project for you is to post your ideas about other jobs or sectors that might be disrupted by three D printing technologies. So that's the first part. And then the second part is what opportunities might emerge with three D printing. So it might be particular roles. Or it might be different areas of oven industry. Thanks again for watching. I'm really keen to hear how you have found this video. Siri's. Your comments are very welcome. 11. Bibliography: