Originally posted on Gigaom:
From the outside, Pier 9 looks like any other of the aging piers on San Francisco’s waterfront. But, on the inside, software company Autodesk has installed a manufacturing facility that will allow artists and its employees to prototype and tinker with technology for woodworking, 3D printing and more.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass opened the new facility Thursday when he cut a “ribbon,” which was actually a metal banner made on-site. Sparks flew as he lowered a saw through it, Mayor Ed Lee at his side.