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Shelbyville Man Creates 3D Printed Car

Updated: Tuesday, July 15 2014, 01:47 PM CDT

SHELBYVILLE -- Shelbyville resident Ioan Florea has been building three-dimensional objects from his studio since 2012.

Among his most fascinating creation is a 1971 Ford Torino, which he entered in an international car show in New York last October.

Florea invested in two 3D printers and a metal-melting machine.

Since then, he's created many 3-dimensional objects from a 10-foot-tall cylinder, which he inscribed with text from the Universal Declaration Human Rights, to a washing machine, and even a 3-D printed house.

Aside from any prizes, he says it's the conversation his objects create that he loves the most.

"I'm very interested in how people are going to react because I think the human brain is not used to processing these kinds of shapes because they were never done before so it creates lot's of confusion but at the same time interaction," Florea said.

In August, he'll be entering  his 3-D printed house in the International Expo of Contemporary & Modern Art in Chicago.

As far as the cost for these 3-D printers, those that print only plastic currently run under $1,000. The machines that print metal objects can cost around $1 million.

Shelbyville Man Creates 3D Printed Car

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