New York’s Next Top Makers
Mayor Bloomberg and NYCEDC this morning launched “New York’s Next Top Makers,” a competition to promote 3-D printing and innovative manufacturing in New York City, as Shapeways opened its NYC facility.
Six New York City-based inventors will win the opportunity to prototype new products while receiving studio space from sponsor NYDesigns and mentorship from industry leaders Shapeways, Adafruit Industries, and Honeybee Robotics. The prototyping competition kicks off in mid-November. Find out more on NYC.gov.
Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement at the ribbon-cutting for Shapeways’ new 25,000-square-foot “Factory of the Future,” a production and distribution center in Long Island City, Queens. The space is under construction and on its way to becoming the biggest consumer-facing 3-D printing manufacturing facility in the world, with the potential to 3-D print three to five million unique products each year on high-end, industrial size printers. The facility will house between 30 and 50 industrial-size 3-D printers and create as many as 50 manufacturing jobs.
Above, Mayor Bloomberg prepares to cut the ribbon on Shapeways’ new “Factory of the Future” using 3-D printed scissors. Photo credit: nycmayorsoffice via Instagram
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