A recently released video (you can watch it embedded below) shed some light on the crafting system we’ll have in Star Wars: The Old Republic. Basically, you can have your companions do most of the hard work for you, which I think is pretty cool.
You can check Darth Hater’s dissection of this video as well if you want to go really deep.
There’s some more bits of information released on the crafting in SWTOR as well, such as the one from lead systems designer Damion Schubert’s topic on the official forums. The highlights of his post, as well as other information is added to our dedicated SW:TOR crafting page.
As soon as more information about crew skills becomes available, that’s where you’ll find it!