January 26, 2014
3D printing is a fast-growing, new way to create things, and some locals are showing off a few of their creations in a demo.
There were several 3D printers on display at the Central Library in Charlottesville, showing how they create objects on the computer that later come out of the printer.
Many are excited about these creations because they say they can lead to new developments in manufacturing and construction.
One of the organizers of the Charlottesville Maker's Space spok about all of the things that can be created.
"We're not printing documents, we're printing physical objects. We're printing replacement parts, car parts, airplane parts," said Brian Williford, the organizer of Maker Space. "We're printing stuff locally so we don't have to outsource everything to China, when we can cost effectively bring those jobs here."
Some of the 3D printers that have been created can also make chocolate and other types of food.