YOUNGSTOWN -- Typically, manufacturing takes an entire factory and assembly line. Now, all you really need is a computer.
It's called additive manufacturing, and the epicenter for the breakthrough technology is in Youngstown.
What used to be a furniture warehouse. Is now the annex facility of the Youngstown Business Incubator.
This space sat empty for years but, in a matter of weeks, it will be filled with ideas, concepts and innovations that will propel United States manufacturing forward.
By the end of September, the old warehouse in Youngstown will be the National Center for 3D printing technology.
It's faster, better quality, and produces less waste.
The empty warehouse is backed by 30-million-dollars from the United States, and another 40 million from private businesses.
This kind of technology is going to help our military keep aircraft and vehicles running longer and safer by producing needed parts. Which of course means our service members will be safer in the field.
And even though the government wants to build more research labs like this the main hub will always be in Youngstown.