3D Jobs of the Future

By on January 13th, 2010 in Ideas

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The Guardian’s Ian Wylie posts an interesting vision of the future, where he extrapolates technologies emerging today into full-on industries and associated job roles. They describe a great many truly interesting jobs of the year 2020, and one of them involves 3D printing: Construction Worker. Actually, they believe that Construction Workers might be at risk, because:
… “3D printing” techniques, in which solid objects can be constructed automatically from computer models, will enable buildings to be erected in a matter of hours.
That could be true, but we suspect only certain types of construction workers need worry. From what we’ve seen, the 3D House Printers of the future will be gigantic inkjet-style concrete pumpers that would lay out the basic walls and floors of your 21st century fabhome. There will be plenty of jobs for painters, decorators, electricians and many other skill areas. 


By Kerry Stevenson

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has written over 8,000 stories on 3D printing at Fabbaloo since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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