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Autodesk Pier 9

A community of innovators exploring new ways of making things.

Water jet cutting sheet metal at Pier 9

Center for design and digital manufacturing

Pier 9 is one of our global technology centers. Here, customers and partners come together to push the boundaries of design and digital manufacturing to reimagine the way we make things.

Pier 9 Residency

Innovators from different disciplines and industries come to our digital fabrication workshops to explore every stage of the process of making things. Together, we’re advancing 3D design and digital manufacturing.

Pier 9 residency team in discussion

Innovation, research and development

Andreas Bastian with airplane seat frame created using additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing meets metal casting

Research scientist Andreas Bastian investigates how to connect the age-old manufacturing practice of metal casting with a much newer technology: additive manufacturing.

Scott Dagle and the transfer board molds he manufactured at Pier 9

Making an impact

After learning to operate the HAAS VF2 Mill during a 2-month residency at Pier 9, Scott Dagle from IntelliWheels built a new injection mold for wheelchair transfer boards.

Attendees at Fusion CAM Summit at Pier 9

Shaping software development at Pier 9

Employees across Autodesk come together at Pier 9 to influence and shape the future of our software. Check out our live tour from the Fusion CAM Summit to experience it for yourself.

Inside Pier 9

Here’s what you’ll find going on inside Pier 9.

  • Generative design, internal lattice

    The future of making things

    The manufacturing industry is always finding new ways to design, make and use products. We create the tools and technologies that power the latest manufacturing trends.

  • CNC router machines wooden part


    Discover the tools and machines in our workshop. You’ll find machine models and manufacturers, photos, online guides, skill-based tutorials, and some of our favorite projects.

  • Robotic arms at Pier 9

    Applied research

    This video series gives you a glimpse of the projects created in our Applied Research Lab, from Reality Capture to Robotics.

  • Prototype models with concept on laptop screen


    With the right knowledge and tools, you can make anything, so it’s vital to share information and ideas. Check out some of our Instructables classes.

Visit our Technology Center in San Francisco

Industry, partner, and public tours

Arrange a tour to see the future of making things in action.

Stay connected

Stay up to date with the latest news and events at our Autodesk Technology Center in San Francisco.