Why turning a shipping container into a 3-D printer was a eureka moment for this local startup

When Andy Tran had his first experience with a 3-D printer — devices that quickly can make a physical prototype of a design created on a computer — he was hooked. But he also was frustrated. 

He found that most 3-D printers he could get his hands on were too small, and felt that other companies that found the technology useful probably had the same problem, too. Tran, a University of Central Florida graduate, had an idea to make the printers larger, but still portable enough for companies to use.