NEW YORK—MakerBot Industries, a 3-D printer manufacturer, has signed a 31,250-sq.-ft. lease at One MetroTech Center. The company will occupy the entire 21st floor of the center.

MakerBot currently occupies space at 87 Third Avenue, but needed additional space to add employees as the company is expanding. The company expects to create a minimum of 50 jobs in 2012 alone in their new location.

The leasing effort was led by MaryAnne Gilmartin, executive vice president of commercial and residential development for Forest City Ratner Companies, along with Ali Esmaeilzadeh, vice president of commercial development and leasing and CBRE’s MaryAnn Tighe, Howard Fiddle, Keith Caggiano and Evan Haskell. MakerBot was represented by Cushman and Wakefield’s Glenn Markman and Joe Cirone.

MetroTech Center is a $1B commercial, academic, and high-technology office complex on a10-block, 16 acre site in downtown Brooklyn.