Pittsburgh May Hold the Future of Advanced Manufacturing

April 13, 2022 | Categories: Member News

The Neighborhood 91 additive manufacturing (AM) campus at Pittsburgh International Airport was built to connect all elements of the AM manufacturing process, connecting manufacturers with cutting-edge technology to advance their businesses.

That mission aligns closely with that of America Makes, a public-private partnership focused on additive manufacturing technology and education based in nearby Youngstown, Ohio.

On Monday, the executive director of America Makes, John Wilczynski, visited the campus to tour the flagship facility opened by Fortune 500 manufacturer Wabtec last summer. The 11,000-square-foot space features an SLM 800 3D printer, one of only four in the country at the time it was installed.

Along with John Barnes, founder and managing director of The Barnes Global Advisors and a member of America Makes’ executive committee, Wilczynski spoke with Wabtec engineers and watched the printer in action.

They also took a few minutes to speak with Blue Sky News about the future of the AM industry and what role Neighborhood 91 will play in it. The following interview is edited for length and clarity. Read The Entire Interview