Future of Digital Fabrication and its impact in Pakistan market
A new digital transformation is coming this time in fabrication. It draws on the same insights that Prompted to the earlier digitization Correspondence and computation, but what is being programmed in the physical world rather than the virtual one. The extended toolkit available to designers via digital design and fabrication processes and techniques, and their application in relation to architecture. The proliferation of advanced modelling software and hardware has enabled architects and students to conceive and create designs that would be very difficult to do using more traditional method. The use of CAD technologies in the fabrication of physical models, prototypes and individual essentials is gradually widespread through processes such as CAD/CAM, CNC milling and rapid prototyping.
Pakistan needs a workforce that is trained in essential and emerging networking skills, as well as non-technical skills like proficiency in English, team work, problem solving, creativity and innovation, and communication. But as of now we lack the right kind of faculty trained in these skills. So we need to find the teachers schooled in teaching these particular skills. One is not even sure if the Government of the day or those other political parties opposed to the ruling political party are aware of this skills gap. What is urgently needed is to set up state of the art digital training centers in the country on the lines of internationally recognized networking academies. We need digital skills in all career paths therefore we need to plan to make courses available for all students in technical institutions, regardless of their area of specialization. At these academies, partners, customers, start-ups, accelerators and venture capitalists need to be brought together to solve business challenges with new technology and in the process create job opportunities to the trained manpower. Tiny start-ups are able to get their products to market faster, and reach a wider audience by leveraging established sales forces. Customers who come to the Innovation center for help need to be exposed to innovative solutions which lead to improved business outcomes. All of this means economic growth, and more jobs in the digital sector.