Find Manufacturing Day 2016 Events Near You This Friday, October 7

3D printer: Manufacturing Day 2016

What a week to be in the design business! On Monday we celebrated World Architecture Day 2016—and showcased some of our favorite designs of the past year—and now we’re giving a shout-out to tomorrow’s Manufacturing Day 2016. As previously noted in a July AutoCAD Blog post, MFG Day 2016 invites you to both celebrate modern manufacturing as well as help inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

There are many reasons to pay attention to MFG Day. For example, the organizers consider it the “rallying point for a growing mass movement” that empowers individual manufacturers to “address their collective challenges.” If you’re looking to take charge of your industry’s future, now is the time.

Do you want to help create a larger pool of skilled labor? To make the manufacturing industry more prosperous—in the near- and long-term? To enable your community to thrive? The MFG Day website provides numerous resources for manufacturers to work together, on MFG Day now and in the future. It is well worth checking out.

But, on Friday, October 7, the best reason to pay attention to Manufacturing Day is pretty simple. There are more than 2,175 scheduled Manufacturing Day 2016 events. One of them is sure to be near you.

Find nearby Manufacturing Day 2016 events now!

3D printer: Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing day infographics and reports

A bit more context for you to consider ….

Survey Results from Manufacturing Day 2015: 95 percent of manufacturer hosts say they’re “likely” to host a future event; 93 percent of attendees were “more convinced” that a career in manufacturing is “interesting and rewarding”; and more stats in a similar vein.

What Manufacturing Really Looks Like: US manufacturing facts and figures.

The Manufacturing Institute’s 2015 Skills Gap Report: Produced with Deloitte, the skills gap report “reinforces the [current manufacturing] talent challenge … and warns of even greater skilled worker shortages in the near future.”

Leslie Feldman

Leslie is fanning the glowing embers of the AutoCAD Blog into a raging (yet carefully managed!) bonfire, bringing light and warmth to AutoCAD customers wherever they're huddled. He has been writing, editing, helping design, and managing the production of high-tech marketing communications—everything from party invitations, web banners, and tweets to annual reports, white papers, and animated videos—for longer than he cares to admit. So don't ask. Leslie is thrilled to be back in the Autodesk saddle after 14 years spent wandering the desolate, non-Autodesk high-tech landscape.

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