GetPrinting3D, a retail store for three-dimensional printers, opened for business on the north side of Dayton Thursday. It’s one of just a handful in the country, but the potential uses of 3D printers are growing fast.
In the center of a cube-shaped 3D printer about the size of a hotel mini-fridge, a little mechanical arm squirts out thin jets of white liquid plastic, slowly building a chess piece.
Meanwhile, Brent Cox, of GetPrinting3D, holds up the future in his hands.
Last summer the ReInvention team met Karen Stephens while she was walking her dog in South Park, where she lives. Her reinvention story is about coming home.
This ReInvention Story was produced by Emily McCord, Steve Bognar, Julia Reichert, Kyle Wilkinson, and Sarah Buckingham.
Also visit ReInventionStories.org. You’ll find a super cool multi-media, interactive website that tells seven more reinvention stories in a longer format. And that’s where you can tell your story and include your own photographs.
This episode features Dr. William Hanson, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a pioneer in the field of medical technology. Author of "The Edge of Medicine," Dr. Hanson shares real stories about the ways technology is changing the practice of medicine.