Youngstown’s America Makes paving the way for 3D printing technology

Story excerpt provided by WYTV.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A company in downtown Youngstown celebrated five years in business on Wednesday but what exactly does America Makes make?

The easiest explanation is that it experiments with 3D printing — but what does that mean?

“What a lot of people don’t understand is exactly how 3D printing works,” said Executive Director Rob Gorham.

America Makes is housed in an old building on W. Boardman Street and from the outside, it doesn’t look very high-tech. But inside, 3D printers are creating items like simple brackets used on airplanes, ships, or in construction.

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Originally published August 17, 2017.

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