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MakerBot Expands To Larger Manufacturing Plant In Brooklyn, New York

07/23/2015
MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., opened its new and larger 170,000 square foot factory at Industry City, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, New York.

According to the firm, opening of the new factory reinforces MakerBot’s commitment to manufacturing in Brooklyn and is an important step in preparing the company for growth in the 3D printing market. The new facility measures 170,000 square feet, which doubles production capacity compared to MakerBot’s previous Industry City factory. Its new layout streamlines the production process to help MakerBot advance its lean manufacturing methods and dedicate an even larger space to product testing.

“Since MakerBot was founded in 2009, we have been leading the desktop 3D printing revolution from Brooklyn and this has spearheaded a renaissance of manufacturing here. Brooklyn has defined what MakerBot is today and I couldn’t think of a better place for our new factory,” said Jonathan Jaglom, CEO of MakerBot.

“The new MakerBot factory is a state-of-the-art facility with a focus on lean manufacturing and efficiency, making it one of the most advanced factories in New York City and in the global 3D printing industry. Close proximity to our R&D teams and corporate headquarters is a huge advantage as it allows us to adapt quickly to changes in the growing market of 3D printing,” he added.

"The future has arrived, and its first stop is Brooklyn. We are witnessing the growth and evolution of 3D printing technology in our borough, a rapidly growing industry with infinite potential,” said Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. “MakerBot is bound to thrive in their new expanded factory at Industry City, innovating solutions to everyday real-world challenges in the marketplace while inspiring new opportunities for economic and technological development. I thank MakerBot and their development team for calling Brooklyn, the new Silicon Valley, their home.”

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