The printing industry found itself book-ended last week between two events, the LIA-Heidelberg “Graduates Awards” night and the inaugural “3D Printing: What’s in it for You?” evening. While one delves back into the past and one reaches to the future, James Cryer asks are we really doing our best to recognise our young talent? And are we capable of making the changes needed?
Right off the top, I should declare I have had a modest involvement in both. I was co-host at the highly successful 3D event held at Chatswood which cast, for the first time, a light upon the mysteries and magic of 3D printing. It explored the opportunities and challenges there are for the printing industry, which ironically has its own name embedded in the very title. How good is that! That would be worth millions to a company, to have its name splattered about a thousand times a day to a young, energetic audience keen to embrace new technology.
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