Past Meetup

The Future of 3D Manufacturing - Brooklyn Style

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Brooklyn Law School - Moot Court Room

250 Joralemon Street · Brooklyn, NY

How to find us

Check in with security in ground floor lobby, then take elevator to 7th Floor - Moot Court Room.

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Yes, even if it snows, this event is happening!!! Please don't "flake out"

We've assembled an all-star group of 3D Printing and Manufacturing Authorities.

Confirmed participants include principals from MakerBot, D-Shape, Shapeways and Brian Jepson, editor from Make Magazine, organizer of Maker Faire. We will have a MakerBot demo onsite. You'll see Bre Pettis's MakerBot book for sale and some magazines given away.

Our panel will be moderated by Jim Kohlenberger. Jim was recently Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP.). While in the White House he helped the Administration make historic strides that resulted in a fundamental new commitment for harnessing science, technology, innovation, and broadband for boosting long term economic growth and helping Americans live longer healthier lives.

A surprise guest joins us from D-Shape - a multi-disciplinary thinker with a wide range of experiences in multiple fields from Forestry to Event Management in research or management roles. Since 2011 he has carried out research in 3D Printing, also writing extensively on 3D Printing for various blogs like He was a previous finalist for the UK $100,000 3D4D Challenge, a global competition for using 3D printing in Developing Countries. This year he brought the 3D Printed Rygo, a sculptural piece valued at $30,000 by famed artist Bathsheba Grossman to Vancouver, featured in Wired, PC Magazine, and Makezine. It is the largest 3D print in North America.

Robert Steiner is Director of Product Development for MakerBot Industries, Chief Product Officer. He Leads the R&D, Industrial Design, Engineering and Software teams (61+) for the recently launched Replicator 2/2x Desktop 3D Printers. His career includes experience in new product development and program/project management at Honda, JPMorgan Chase, Nationwide Financial, Computer Associates. Veteran of US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal.

Duann Scott, Designer Evangelist, Shapeways. Duann is an Industrial Designer, writer and researcher specializing in the democratization of product design through online digital fabrication. With experience bringing bespoke products to being through traditional fabrication techniques and cutting edge 3D printing technologies Duann’s practical experience combined with his academic research into the social implications of digital fabrication gives him a broad understanding of the field as it is evolving.

New Announcement - Inside 3D Printing Expo Pass:

One attendee will win a free Conference Day Only Pass to Inside 3D Printing Expo at the Javits Center. It’s worth over $300, entitling you to 16 conference sessions April 23 and more:

To qualify for a chance to win you must:

1) Attend our 3/18 meetup event

2) Promote our meetup in general or 3/18 event specifically to your network via email, blog, social media or similar. Verified when you email proof to us by 3/16.

3) Have less than 3 no-shows over the last 12 months.

We’ll also give away a networking pass for exhibition floor access worth $10 to one attendee.

All members can save 15% ($81 discount) off a Gold Passport Pass to the Inside 3D Expo at the Javits Center which also includes tutorials. No attendance at our meetup required for this perk. Follow this link and use code “BK”: Early registration pricing ends March 13.

Partner Meetups:

We are partnering with Brooklyn Tech and Volumetric Society Meetups – so please welcome their members and visit their sites:

I just attended a mind-blowing Volumetric event called The Ascent - The Largest EEG Bio-Feedback Installation In the World.

RSVP Note:

Guests are welcome, please have them join the group and rsvp separately. Even if the wait list is 30-50 long, you should rsvp and plan to attend. There is a good chance you will get in, as we have a normal number of no shows. If you are not sure, don't rsvp. No shows are tracked. Chronic no shows will be dropped from group.

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