A report “Diversity for Additive Manufacturing”, by the nonprofit Women in 3D Printing. They surveyed 18 3D additive manufacturing companies to determines their diversity. The report showed that only three companies have diversity programs.
The 3D printing industry is not as diverse as once believed it was. The report made recommendations for these companies. Recommendation such as using electronic recruiting processes to remove human bias from the hiring process.
The groups said the following about the study, “…aims to shed light on existing actions that promote diversity and inclusion towards minority groups on the one hand and on the other hand, to raise awareness on the need for more actionable takeaways towards people from minority groups, to create a more diverse industry.”