3D-printing firm MakerBot opened its new — and much larger — factory in Brooklyn , N.Y., on Friday. The 50,000-square-foot building is located in the borough’s Sunset Park neighborhood. Its main purpose is to accommodate the company’s growing staff — they plan to increase by more than 50 over the summer — and extend production on a product for which demand is rapidly growing.
3D-printing company MakerBot announced Monday it’s opening a new factory in Brooklyn, N.Y., and is hiring more than 50 new employees in the coming months. MakerBot, which is already based in Brooklyn, will open its new 50,000 square foot Sunset Park factory Friday
In early May, Cody Wilson, the world’s most famous digital gunsmith, fired the first entirely 3D-printed handgun , the Liberator, and posted its blueprints online. The idea was to give anyone with an Internet connection, a computer, and a 3D printer the chance to do the same
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A popular video showing off a 3D-printed automatic rifle magazine was removed Friday “as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam, scams, and commercially deceptive content.” The video featured the “Cuomo” 30-round magazine developed by Defense Distributed, a Texas-based initiative run by 24-year-old Cody Wilson. It quickly went viral after Defense Distributed posted it this week. YouTube has not yet responded to Mashable’s request for a comment on the video removal
Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot talked with Mashable about the 3D printing and his views on the future direction of the industry. He believes in the rise of innovation, partially triggered by the wider accessibility of making equipment, specifically the MakerBot (of course.) He says: