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"Leading the Next Industrial Revolution"

Date: 02/11/14
Time: 2 p.m.
Audience: Public
Location: Lecture Center 102
Contact: The Office of Communication & Marketing, x3245
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Bre Pettis, CEO of Makerbot, a global leader in desktop 3D printing, will give a lecture titled "Leading the Next Industrial Revolution" at 2 p.m. on Feb.11 in Lecture Center 102. The talk will take place in celebration of the opening of the nation's first MakerBot Innovation Center at SUNY New Paltz.

Intended to be a large-scale 3D printing hub, the Innovation Center includes 30-plus MakerBot desktop 3D printers and scanners for student, faculty and local industry use. The Center will enable rapid prototyping and increase product design cycles, all the while creating a forum for increased collaboration and innovation that will help train the next generation of engineers, industrial designers and artists.