Bootstrap 3D Printer company keeps the pulse alive in what was once the heart of America’s 3D Printing industry
BROOKLYN, NY – 8/17/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — gCreate, the Brooklyn-based manufacturers of the popular gMax 3D Printer series, are excited to announce the expansion of their operations to a headquarters that more than triples their previous space. While gCreate began out of the living room of founders Gordon LaPlante and Anna Lee after a successful 2013 Kickstarter campaign, the company had been operating out of Industry City, Brooklyn since summer 2014.
The expansion to Bushwick, a rapidly growing, street art covered tech hub in the North Brooklyn Industrial Zone, will allow the company to keep up with the continuously increasing demand for their products and services. gCreate is solidly on track to break 300% YOY revenue from 2015 to 2016.
gCreate proudly manufactures, assembles, tests, and ships all of their gMax 3D printers in-house and the larger space will allow for increased efficiency, a strategic hiring initiative, and an additional focus on production and R&D. It will also allow for an expansion of their selective large format 3D printing services. The company’s large format gMax Printers can 3D print anything from functional geometric light fixtures such as their popular artichoke lamp shade, usable children’s puzzle chairs, and even full-size Pikachu’s that can be completed as a single print.
The new space was designed by architect and gCreate Co-Founder, Gordon LaPlante, who made sure to encapsulate the look and feel of Brooklyn along with the gMax aesthetic. Wood and metal adorn the modern industrial style of the new space which also surrounds a custom designed print farm with over 58,000 cubic inches of printer volume.
The growth is especially exciting for the gCreate team considering the recent climate of the Brooklyn 3D Printing landscape. With former Industry City neighbors, Makerbot, moving their manufacturing operations to China and Solidoodle shutting their doors entirely, gCreate is keeping the pulse of 3D Printing alive in the borough that was once considered the heart of America’s 3D printing industry.
“To be able to expand our operations and remain in Brooklyn is a huge win for us,” says gCreate Co-Founder, Anna Lee. “We are proud to be a NYC-based company that is creating manufacturing jobs locally and also supporting many US suppliers in areas such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Upstate New York.”
gCreate LLC is a Brooklyn, NY based 3D printing company that specializes in making its flagship product, the gMax Printer. The gMax is a high quality, large format desktop FDM 3D printer that allow users to print extremely large at an affordable price point. Originally funded via Kickstarter in October 2013, gCreate began out of an apartment and continues to manufacture and operate in Brooklyn, NY
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Company Name: gCreate
Contact Person: Anna Lee
Country: United States