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Creative Workshop for Design & Fabrication

How will we design and build in the future? At Autodesk's Pier 9 workshop on the San Francisco Bay, a community of designers, engineers, artists, and product innovators explores new ways of making things, using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery.

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EXPLORE THE PIER 9 WORKSHOP

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Our 12,000 square-foot creative workshop is equipped with advanced production tools as well as traditional machinery, with shops for CNC machining, 3D printing, wood- and metal-working, and more.

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Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

Roland VersaCAMM Wide Format Printer and Cutter

Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

MODEL:
METABEAM 400W

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 48" x 48" x 12" (z-axis)
Cuts steel to 0.065”, aluminum up to 0.020”, plastics and wood to 1”

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Roland VersaCAMM Wide Format Printer/Cutter

MODEL:
RSP-540i

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
54˝wide-format inkjet printer/cutter
1440 x 720 dpi resolution

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Epilog Laser Cutter

Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

Stratasys Connex500 3D Printer

Epilog Laser Cutter

MODEL:
Legend 36EXT

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 24" x 36"
Laser wattage: 3 at 120 watts max., 1 at 75 watts max.

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Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

MODEL:
METABEAM 400W

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 48" x 48" x 12" (z-axis)
Cuts steel to 0.065”, aluminum up to 0.020”, plastics and wood to 1”

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Stratasys Connex500 3D Printer

MODEL:
Objet Connex500

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Polyjet multi-material 3D prints; build area: 19.3” x 15.35” x 7.9”
Materials: Vero, Tango, ABS-Like, Polypropylene-Like Photopolymer Resins

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Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

Roland VersaCAMM Wide Format Printer and Cutter

Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

MODEL:
METABEAM 400W

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 48" x 48" x 12" (z-axis)
Cuts steel to 0.065”, aluminum up to 0.020”, plastics and wood to 1”

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Roland VersaCAMM Wide Format Printer/Cutter

MODEL:
RSP-540i

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
54˝wide-format inkjet printer/cutter
1440 x 720 dpi resolution

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Epilog Laser Cutter

Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

Stratasys Connex500 3D Printer

Epilog Laser Cutter

MODEL:
Legend 36EXT

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 24" x 36"
Laser wattage: 3 at 120 watts max., 1 at 75 watts max.

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Coherent Metabeam Laser Cutter

MODEL:
METABEAM 400W

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Work bed: 48" x 48" x 12" (z-axis)
Cuts steel to 0.065”, aluminum up to 0.020”, plastics and wood to 1”

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Stratasys Connex500 3D Printer

MODEL:
Objet Connex500

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Polyjet multi-material 3D prints; build area: 19.3” x 15.35” x 7.9”
Materials: Vero, Tango, ABS-Like, Polypropylene-Like Photopolymer Resins

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3d Print shop

Pier 9’s 3D Print shop features a variety of rapid prototyping tools in this shop, including industrial 3D printers with a wide range of print materials and processes, laser cutters, 3D scanners, and more.

DMS 5-Axis Enclosed Router

OMAX Waterjet

DMS 5-Axis Enclosed Router

MODEL:
505-5-5-36S

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 5' x 5' x 3' (z-axis)
12 position tool rack

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OMAX Waterjet

MODEL:
60120

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 10' x 5' x 8" (z-axis)
5-axis cutting capabilities

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Haas Lathe

Mori Seiki Integrated Mill-Turn Center

Haas Vertical Mill

Speroni Tool Setter

Haas Lathe

MODEL:
ST-10Y

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 9" x 14"
Features: live tooling & y-axis

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Mori Seiki Integrated Mill-Turn Center

MODEL:
NTX1000SZM

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 15" x 4" x 18" (z-axis)
Features: 38 position live tooling

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Haas Vertical Mill

MODEL:
VF-2SS

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
30" x 16" x 20" (z-axis)
High speed, 24 position tool changer

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Speroni Tool Setter

MODEL:
MAGIS 400

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Precision tool presetting and measuring system
Sub-pixel & sub-micron resolution of < 1 micron

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DMS 5-Axis Enclosed Router

OMAX Waterjet

DMS 5-Axis Enclosed Router

MODEL:
505-5-5-36S

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 5' x 5' x 3' (z-axis)
12 position tool rack

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OMAX Waterjet

MODEL:
60120

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 10' x 5' x 8" (z-axis)
5-axis cutting capabilities

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Haas Lathe

Mori Seiki Integrated Mill-Turn Center

Haas Vertical Mill

Speroni Tool Setter

Haas Lathe

MODEL:
ST-10Y

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 9" x 14"
Features: live tooling & y-axis

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Mori Seiki Integrated Mill-Turn Center

MODEL:
NTX1000SZM

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material capacity: 15" x 4" x 18" (z-axis)
Features: 38 position live tooling

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Haas Vertical Mill

MODEL:
VF-2SS

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
30" x 16" x 20" (z-axis)
High speed, 24 position tool changer

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Speroni Tool Setter

MODEL:
MAGIS 400

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Precision tool presetting and measuring system
Sub-pixel & sub-micron resolution of < 1 micron

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CNC Shop

Our CNC machine shop houses a collection of production-level CNC equipment that gives users the opportunity to push the limits of our software and hardware through digital fabrication projects.

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Walkway

The Walkway on the second floor of the workshop connects the 3D Print Shop with the Textiles Shop, and offers a bird’s eye view of the CNC Shop.

Instek Digital Storage Oscilloscope

Mastek Triple Linear DC Power Supply

BK Precision
Programmable Function Generator

Miscellaneous Electronics
Components

Instek Digital Storage Oscilloscope

MODEL:
GDS-1152A-U

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
150/100/70MHz bandwidths
Up to 27 automatic measurements

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Mastek Triple Linear DC Power Supply

MODEL:
HY3005F-3

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Dual adjustable outputs: 0-30V and 0-5A
Two outputs can be used in series or parallel mode, providing twice the voltage or twice the current output, up to 60V or 10A

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BK Precision Programmable Function Generator

MODEL:
4087

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Frequency range:1 uHz up to 120 MHz for sine
Sine and square output plus 27 additional built-in arbitrary waveforms

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Miscellaneous Electronics
Components

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Arduinos, shields, Raspberry Pis and other programmable microcontrollers
Resistors, capacitors, LEDs, potentiometers and other small components

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Electronic Room

The Electronics Lab features electronic equipment and components to enable shop users to design and develop projects that include robotics, lighting and acoustic effects, gaming hardware, and other automation elements.

DoAll Vertical Band Saw

Scotchman Cold Saw

Shop Outfitters
Universal Fabricator,
Pneumatic Bender and Brake

DoAll Horizontal Band Saw

Solberga Drill Press

Bridgeport Series I Standard Knee Mill

Powermatic
Combo Disc
Belt Sander

DoAll Vertical Band Saw

MODEL:
2013-V

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
20" throat, 13” work height
Band width capacity: 1/16" to 1"

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Scotchman Cold Saw

MODEL:
CPO 350

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
45° right and left miter
Capable of slotting

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Shop Outfitters Universal Fabricator, Pneumatic Bender and Brake

MODEL:
UF-25H

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Tubing limits: 1 1/4 schedule 40 pipe, 1 5/8 OD 10 gauge round tubing, 1 1/2 10 gauge square tubing
Lockable gauge enabling angle repetition

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DoAll Horizontal Band Saw

MODEL:
DoAll Horizontal Band Saw

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Size capacity: 10" x 16" at 0°
Pneumatic head raise with adjustable height stop

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Solberga Drill Press

MODEL:
SE 2025

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Power feed
Drilling capacity, mild steel: 1”

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Bridgeport Series I Standard Knee Mill

MODEL:
BPKMR8XY

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
X and Y axis servo power Feed
Acu-Rite digital readout

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Powermatic Combo Disc Belt Sander

MODEL:
951402 Model 31A

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Belt head locks at any angle from 0 to 90
Belt table tilts for beveled and miter cutting

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Metal shop

The equipment in the Pier 9 Metal Shop supports cutting, shaping, welding and finishing steel, aluminum and other metals.

Juki
Industrial
Walking Foot
Sewing Machine

Juki Serging Machine

Bernina Industrial Sewing Machine

Juki Industrial Walking Foot Sewing Machine

MODEL:
DNU-1541S

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Industrial walking foot sewing machine with safety clutch
Single-needle, unison-feed, with double-capacity hook

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Juki Serging Machine

MODEL:
MO-6916J-3

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Overlock / safety stitch machine
Variable top and bottom feed

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Bernina Industrial Sewing Machine

MODEL:
950

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
2000 Stitches per minute and a heavy duty commercial clutch motor
20 utility and decorative stitches with 5 needle positions

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Textiles Shop

Our Textiles Shop features industrial sewing and serging machines, portable sewing and embroidery machines, craft supplies, professional mannequins, and a photography station for documenting and sharing projects.

Martin Jointer

Martin Planer

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Martin Jointer

MODEL:
T54

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
19.5" max cut width, 5/16" max cut depth
90° to 45° fence tilt

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Martin Planer

MODEL:
T45

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Planing width: max. 24.75"
Depth of Cut: max. 7/16"

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SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

MODEL:
ICS 73480

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Maximum cut depth: 3-1/8"
7.5hp motor, 10" blade

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Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw

MODEL:
KS 120

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Max crosscut: 12" at 90°
Max crosscut: 12" at 90°

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Laguna Tools 20" Disk Sander

JessEm Router Table

Laguna Tools 20" Disk Sander

MODEL:
Platinum Series A175018

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
-30° to +45° tilt
25.5" x 14.5" table

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JessEm Router Table

MODEL:
Mast-R-Lift Excel II

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material Capacity: 32" x 24"
Digital height adjustment readout

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Martin Jointer

Martin Planer

SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw

Martin Jointer

MODEL:
T54

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
19.5" max cut width, 5/16" max cut depth
90° to 45° fence tilt

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Martin Planer

MODEL:
T45

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Planing width: max. 24.75"
Depth of Cut: max. 7/16"

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SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw

MODEL:
ICS 73480

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Maximum cut depth: 3-1/8"
7.5hp motor, 10" blade

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Festool Kapex Sliding Compound Miter Saw

MODEL:
KS 120

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Max crosscut: 12" at 90°
Max crosscut: 12" at 90°

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Laguna Tools 20" Disk Sander

JessEm Router Table

Laguna Tools 20" Disk Sander

MODEL:
Platinum Series A175018

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
-30° to +45° tilt
25.5" x 14.5" table

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JessEm Router Table

MODEL:
Mast-R-Lift Excel II

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Material Capacity: 32" x 24"
Digital height adjustment readout

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Wood shop

The machines and tools in our Wood Shop support everything from traditional woodworking to fine finishing, basic carpentry to mixed media projects.

Wolf Gas Range

Fusionchef Sous Vide

Excalibur Dehydrator

Waring Commercial
Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

Wolf Gas Range

MODEL:
GR606DG

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
60" pro-style gas range
6 dual-stacked sealed burners

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Fusionchef Sous Vide

MODEL:
Pearl S

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Circulating temperature-controlled water bath
15.2 gal water bath, 5.9" immersion depth

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Excalibur Dehydrator

MODEL:
D900SHD

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
9 trays, 15 sq ft drying capacity
Adjustable Thermostat 105◦F to 165◦F

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Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

MODEL:
WDF1550

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Hinged heating element, variable temperature control up to 390°F
Removable stainless steel tank

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Wolf Gas Range

Excalibur Dehydrator

Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

Wolf Gas Range

MODEL:
GR606DG

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
60" pro-style gas range
6 dual-stacked sealed burners

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Excalibur Dehydrator

MODEL:
D900SHD

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
9 trays, 15 sq ft drying capacity
Adjustable Thermostat 105◦F to 165◦F

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Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

MODEL:
WDF1550

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Hinged heating element, variable temperature control up to 390°F
Removable stainless steel tank

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Wolf Gas Range

Fusionchef Sous Vide

Excalibur Dehydrator

Waring Commercial
Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

Wolf Gas Range

MODEL:
GR606DG

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
60" pro-style gas range
6 dual-stacked sealed burners

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Fusionchef Sous Vide

MODEL:
Pearl S

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Circulating temperature-controlled water bath
15.2 gal water bath, 5.9" immersion depth

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Excalibur Dehydrator

MODEL:
D900SHD

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
9 trays, 15 sq ft drying capacity
Adjustable Thermostat 105◦F to 165◦F

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Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

MODEL:
WDF1550

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Hinged heating element, variable temperature control up to 390°F
Removable stainless steel tank

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Wolf Gas Range

Excalibur Dehydrator

Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

Wolf Gas Range

MODEL:
GR606DG

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
60" pro-style gas range
6 dual-stacked sealed burners

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Excalibur Dehydrator

MODEL:
D900SHD

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
9 trays, 15 sq ft drying capacity
Adjustable Thermostat 105◦F to 165◦F

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Waring Commercial Heavy-Duty Deep Fryer

MODEL:
WDF1550

FEATURES/CAPABILITIES
Hinged heating element, variable temperature control up to 390°F
Removable stainless steel tank

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Test Kitchen

Our Test Kitchen is outfitted with professional-grade appliances and machines, a full range of cooking and baking supplies, and hand tools to make, bake or fry anything.

NEWS & UPDATES

Find out what’s new at the Pier 9 workshop, including announcements, events, activities, and media coverage.

VIDEO 2015

PIER 9 ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE EXHIBITION

See highlights from celebration of the community and work created by the Autodesk Artists-in-Residence Program. This exhibition featured over 70 works created by more than 40 digital fabricators, fine artists, architects, furniture-makers, chefs and a host of other creatives who have passed through Pier 9’s residency program over the past year.

MEDIA COVERAGE

What's inside Pier 9? NOTCOT finds out

MEDIA COVERAGE

Australia's Manufacturer's Monthly visits Pier 9

VIDEO

DAILY TOUS LES JOURS BRINGS KNOCK STOP MUSIC TO MARKET

Experience designers Daily Tous les Jours worked with Pier 9 to design and fabricate an installation of interactive traffic lights for the Market Street Prototyping Festival in San Francisco.

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