About the video:

In this VIDEO EXTRA of The Tightrope with Dan Smolen Podcast, we discuss additive manufacturing, 3D printing and future of work opportunities with Andrew Resnick of America Makes:

In the fight against the COVID-19 Coronavirus, some people are sewing face masks and brewing hand-sanitizer. Others are tinkering with additive technology like 3D printers, to make protective face shields for health care workers.

Additive manufacturing is a future of work game-changer.

Andrew Resnick is the Director of Communications & Public Affairs for America Makes, the nation’s leading collaborative partner in additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology research, discovery, creation, and innovation.

Additive manufacturing technology, like 3D printing, will become a big future of work trend. 

Right now, additive manufacturers are filling in critical supply chain gaps for personal protective equipment (PPE) required by our front-line healthcare professionals.

About our guest: Andrew Resnick received a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from American University and a Masters of Arts in Government/Political Communications from The Johns Hopkins University. He lives and works in the Youngstown, Ohio area.

EPISODE DATE: April 17, 2020

DAN SMOLEN is founder of The Dan Smolen Experience, LLC. He is also the executive producer and host of The Tightrope Meaningful Work Podcast.  Please comment here to let us know how we are doing, and, to offer suggestions for future guests and topics.

Media credits: Woman managing work calendar, Nebojsa93 for iStock Photo; Isar Meitis on The Tightrope Channel on

YouTube, The Dan Smolen Experience.