Wearable technology is the latest trend in fashion— and not just in the typical gadget world. From 3D-printed bracelets to 3D-printed accessories, 3D printing is definitely taking over the fashion industry. Just as the 3D printing industry will require more CAD modelers, career paths will also open up for forward-thinking R&D experts who understand the cross of technology and consumer products while still keeping in mind the "bottom line." Now that these people are needed, most companies will be in dire need of people who can find the best way to use 3D printing for consumer products at the cheapest cost humanly possible.
To be a research and developer, an engineer or scientist will need a Master's degree.
How will Researchers and Developers use 3D Printing
People in research and development are creative and industrious. They will need to find out what the latest trend in fashion is. Not only do researchers and developers find out about the fashion world, they are directly involved in developing new products. Then they will develop an object and give it to the 3D designers.