We in the manufacturing world have been watching the skills-gap crisis
in manufacturing rise up around us. The number of baby-boomers retiring
has become a flood while the number of young people interested in
manufacturing slows to a trickle. Most of us, however, haven’t been
aware that another cultural change is happening at the same time—a
change that, if nurtured, could become a lifeline for manufacturers. It's the maker movement.