NY3DP Summit: New Industrial Revolution: 3D-Printing Transformers, Nabes-Based Nanofactories & American Re-Shoring

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Date(s) - 09/24/2013
3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Brooklyn Navy Yard, Building 92


New Industrial Revolution: 3D-Printing Transformers, Nabes-Based Nanofactories & American Re-Shoring

Will New York City Spearhead America’s Manufacturing Make-Over Via Home-Grown, Disruptive 3DP Tech?

Additive Manufacturing—much better known by its common title of “3D Printing” (3DP: our usage)—has been lauded as THE engine of the Third or even Fourth Industrial Revolution. Regardless of the classification hype, 3DP has been a “revolution” in the making for the last 30 years. Now—driven by the 3DP version of Moore’s Law—Additive Manufacturing finally threatens to become a truly disruptive technology. (This would be—accurately—the Fourth Digital Disruptor in the last 40 years: PC->Internet->Social Media->3DP.) Revolution or Disruptor or Great Opportunity, the expert—and diverse—participants on our “New Industrial Revolution…” roundtable will engage, tame and harness the 3DP Change Agent to help empower the New Industrial Revolution aborning in New York City.

Our roundtable conferees will investigate the questions (and more) posed in our Roundtable subtitle. Will 3DP help propel an American manufacturing “make-over?” Will our City-fostered 3DP players help drive this change? And/or, will New York City (and State) grasp a commercially commanding position as a 3DP Cluster—or industrial-segment Ecosystem—for the betterment of our commonweal interests?

This event presents a “suite” of activities, including:

  • 3DP Demonstration (3pm to 4:30pm, 6pm to 8pm)– A quick demonstration of 3D CAD design and 3D printing.  Some previously printed items will be exhibited – Open to roundtable attendees from 3pm to 4:30pm.  Open to reception attendees from 6pm to 8pm.
  • Walking Tour (3pm to 4:30pm) – A walking Tour of BLDG 92, New Lab and parts of the BNY industrial complex. This is by invitation only and limited to 20 attendees.
  • Roundtable Session (4:30pm to 6pm)– Registration is limited to 50 attendees. Secure your ticket below.
  • Reception (6pm to 8pm) – The reception is sponsored by Autodesk.  Registration is free and limited to 75 attendees. Secure your ticket below.

Roundtable presenters include:

  • Daniella Romano – VP, BLDG 92 Exhibits and Programs - Daniella Romano directs and oversees the public and educational programming of BLDG 92, the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s unique exhibition and learning center.  BLDG 92 has earned Critics’ Picks from New York Magazine, TimeOut NY and positive recognition in the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and Architectural League’s Urban Omnibus.  Daniella is a strong advocate of the Reindustrialization movement and regularly appears as a co-host on Toni Williams’ NYC Media show, “Brooklyn Savvy.”
  • Sara Garretson – President, ITAC - Sara P. Garretson is the President of the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC), which provides a wide array of growth and competitiveness services for manufacturing and technology firms. ITAC has assisted more than 2,500 New York City firms, in such areas as continuous operational improvement, workforce development, technology acceleration and sustainability.  Prior to founding ITAC, Sara worked in the public sector as Assistant Commission of the Division for Industry Relations within the predecessor agency to the New York City Department of Small Business Services and headed a non-profit that incubated other non-profits.
  • Jordan Brandt – Technology Futurist, Autodesk - Jordan Brandt is a Technology Futurist at Autodesk’s Manufacturing 2020 Team, where he investigates trends and technologies that impact how we design and make things.  Dr. Jordan Brandt came into the Autodesk family just over a year ago with the acquisition of Horizontal Systems where he was cofounder and CEO, leading business development for Glue, a 3D cloud collaboration platform now known as BIM 360 Glue.  Jordan’s educational and professional background spans a few industries: architecture, aerospace engineering, cloud computing and manufacturing.
  • JF Brandon – DShape, 3Di – JF Brandon is an everyman in 3D Printing and Modelling. He is known for his work with the NYCEDC and DShape, developing printed encasements for waterfront piers, 3D printing in lesser developed countries like Bolivia, the Makeraser (a multi-tool for 3D printers, an All-in-One product that makes your printer and prints better) and the Makelastic (a safe chemical dip for rubberizing PLA prints). He is also Chief Strategy Officer for 3Di, a UK company that has developed a revolutionary 3D Search Engine. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
  • Richard Tyson — Former Executive Director, MakerBot Foundation - Richard is a teacher and independent advisor on design strategies for complexity. He has focused on helping public and private enterprises build adaptive capacities—learning, innovation, and social engagement—that foster growth and resilience. He has 20 years of experience working with diverse teams and executives to cultivate new opportunities from disruptive social, economic, and technological change. Richard has most recently been helping MakerBot start-up it’s first ever foundation.   Previously Richard was a Principal for design strategy and planning at Caerus Associates,Founder and Principal of Helsinki Group and an associate partner at Monitor/Doblin, where he helped Fortune 500 companies develop organizational models for R&D and innovation.
  • Leah Archibald — Executive Director, EWVIDCO (East Williamsburg Valley Industrial Development Corporation, a Local Development Corp.; part of the St. Nick’s Alliance) – Leah Archibald is the Executive Director of EWVIDCO, where she is in charge of running a busy 6-person nonprofit economic development organization. Her duties include strategic planning, fundraising, administrative and staff management, managing the NYC Industrial Business Zone and the Avenue NYC contract among other duties. Prior to joining EWVIDCO, Leah was the Marketing Manager at the Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC) and the Executive Director of the Southwest Brooklyn Industrial Development Corporation (SBIDC). Leah has worked in community development with NYS Assemblyman Jim Brennan and West Hollywood Councilman Paul Koretz. Leah has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Milano School at the New School for Social Research. She lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with her husband, book editor David McBride and two children, Kira (age 17) and Sam (age 13). When she isn’t driving her son to baseball tournaments she plays guitar and sings in her critically acclaimed band, Wide Right.

 If you wish to volunteer for on-site support at this event, please click HERE and fill out the volunteer form.

This session is sponsored by:





Autodesk is a world leader in 3D design software for entertainment, natural resources, manufacturing, engineering, construction, and civil infrastructure.


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BLDG 92: The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center

BLDG 92 is the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s unique exhibition and learning center.  More than 60,000 people have visited the building and explored the exhibits since it opened on Veterans Day, 2011. BLDG 92 reveals the Navy Yard as a sustainable urban industrial park with a heritage that encompasses over 200 years of handcraft labor and design ingenuity. Popular programs include school programs, “Factory Tours,” hands-on “Tools and Talent” workshops, “History in YOUR Back YARD” lectures, “BLDG 92 Presents” performing arts series, and an array of public tours delivered in partnership with Turnstile Tours that includes sustainability-themed bike rides, historically-themed bus tours, and Yard-wide scavenger hunts for kids and families.


ITAC Logo_no borderIndustrial + Technology Assistance Corporation (ITAC)

ITAC is the New York City Center for the National Institute of Standards (NIST) Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP), a federal program dedicated to reinvigorating US manufacturing.  As one of ten designated Regional Technology Development Centers (RTDCs) within New York State, ITAC helps to grow manufacturing and technology companies in New York City. For over 25 years, ITAC has been delivering technical assistance, and training and services to industrial and manufacturing firms in New York City.  In the last five years, ITAC’s clients have reported to an independent evaluation firm that our services have created and retained 4,800 jobs and generated $1.1 billion in business and economic impacts.




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