Video: Preparing the Next Generation for AM
What is being done to prepare and educate future manufacturing professionals to succeed with AM?
That was one of the questions discussed within an additive manufacturing panel discussion recently hosted by machine tool builder Mazak. I was the moderator.
One of the panelists addressed this question from the college and university level. Another then made the point that an important level of exposure is taking place at the high school level as well.
This video captures the 2-1/2-minute segment of the discussion covering the question about education. The participants in the panel (from viewer’s left to right in this video) were:
- Dr. Taku Yamazaki, project leader at Mazak’s engineering headquarters in Japan and a specialist in the company’s additive manufacturing technology.
- Joe Wilker, Mazak product manager with responsibility for the company’s recently introduced hybrid additive machine tool.
- Tim Shinbara, VP of manufacturing technology for AMT—The Association For Manufacturing Technology.
- Dustin Lindley, additive manufacturing lab manager at the University of Cincinnati’s Research Institute.