When you think about manufacturing, most of us probably have a fairly outdated picture in our head. There's a movement in Youngstown trying to update that mental image and perhaps give you a sense of hometown pride in the process.

"There's a lot of intelligent people in my hometown, and I think people need to see that," said Zac DiVencenzo, the president and co-founder of Juggerbot 3D.

DiVencenzo is one of the faces of this new era of manufacturing in Youngstown. His company, Juggerbot 3D, designs and builds industrial-grade 3D printers inside the Youngstown Business Incubator's Tech Block Building Five.

"We've grown from having 300 square feet to 1500 square feet, actually designing and building these systems in-house," said DiVencenzo.

Zac grew up in Struthers, and graduated from YSU, choosing to not only stay in the Valley but build something here.

"People think that they have to go somewhere else to create something or they have to go somewhere else to make something of themselves," said DiVencenzo. "The largest companies in the world who want to utilize additive manufacturing and see the technology here in this building, they have to walk through this door and see my company first."

He went to YSU alongside Ashley Totin, who's now with America Makes, and both are featured in a video called "Rethinking Manufacturing," made by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

"There are a huge amount of people that still think there's nothing going on in this area and it's still dead," said Totin.

So together they're out to change that perception. Monday night, they're opening the doors to Juggerbot and YBI's building five to anyone who wants a glimpse to see what's being made right here at home.

There's a definite sense of irony that a lot of the success companies like Juggerbot3D are having happens to come in the building that once housed The Vindicator, a newspaper that personifies the changing landscape of business in town. The building now seems to feature the past, present, and future all in one spot.

"Along this back wall had hundreds of presses that were doing 2D printing. Now we've into the 3D printing, so it is very ironic to see the future, see how it's changing and this new revitalization of Youngstown," said Totin.

Those presses are now replaced by gigantic machines, a collaboration between YBI, America Makes, and YSU, taking Youngstown manufacturing into this next phase; one that people like Ashley and Zac are hoping you notice.

Tonight's Rethink Manufacturing event begins at 4:30 p.m. at YBI's Tech Block Building Five, with a screening of the video from NIST scheduled at 6:30 p.m. They will offer tours and a behind-the-scenes look at some of the success inside the building. 

The event also has a Facebook event page; titles ReThink Manufacturing - Youngstown.