News Flash: Check out "Manufacturers Turn to 3-D Printing" - see how 3D printing is going from prototyping to full scall manufacturing. This additive manufacturing process is also used in micro maching, including MEMS packaging. Good overview article. Here is a great video on what 3D printers are (thanks Carrie, for the link): 3D Printing in Space?
The Southwest Center for Microsystems Education will be a sustainable resource center that identifies microsystems technician competencies, creates and disseminates educational materials and models, and provides professional development activities to develop a skilled microsystems workforce ready for research and development and industry manufacturing environments. By supporting the growth and enrichment of technician education programs, the SCME will improve the competitive position of established and emerging economic clusters.