In the past, the thought of working in manufacturing might have conjured up images of standing in front of a conveyer belt. Today, manufacturing jobs are far more challenging and more rewarding. Technology has brought about progress in virtually every industry, and the manufacturing industry is no exception. Participation in collaborative, STEM-based workspaces known as makerspaces offers a great advantage to those interested in manufacturing. This comprehensive guide offers readers essential information about the manufacturing industry, including areas of specialization, job growth, and outlook, as well as information about the groundbreaking makerspace movement and how to get involved.