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ATC shows off 3-D printing

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Everett Morgan student  (WALB image) Everett Morgan student  (WALB image)
Chinelo Ochie, Drafting instructor (WALB image) Chinelo Ochie, Drafting instructor (WALB image)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany Tech instructors say 3-D printing is going to revolutionize all kinds of industry including fashion and music.

Today folks got an up close look at the way 3-D printing works during an open house at Albany Technical college. They created cubes, but also had lots of other unique things they made like mini houses, castles, and bones.

"It's in powder and we vacuum out all the extra powder, it gets reused and then I move it over here and we blow off all the extra powder that's on the part. Then we take it from there and put on this stuff called color bond," said Everett Morgan student.      

"Statistics say by the year 2020 a $5.2 million a year job is going to be created in this industry," said Chinelo Ochie, Drafting instructor.       

Instructors say Albany Tech's 3-D curriculum will make sure students are prepared for the workforce and meet the challenges of the future.

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