Lack of experienced professionals
Unfortunately, there is a distinct lack of specialists who know how to use 3D printers in the context of production and how to automate updated work processes. The challenges are real: the population of seasoned manufacturing talent is aging and reluctant to adapt to new design paradigms, the younger workforce has little interest in manufacturing, and there are skills gaps around leveraging AM technologies. 71% of companies
admit they have opted for traditional methods over 3D printing for particular projects because of the lack of knowledgeable specialists.