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U.S. Army Marching Towards Integrating Additive Manufacturing Within Its Supply Chain

By Anas Essop, 3D Printing Industry The U.S. Army is working towards developing its supply chain to support the integration of additive manufacturing. That’s according to Gen. Gus Perna, the head of Army Materiel Command, speaking at a press event in Washington on February 4, 2020.  Having been experimenting and trialing the technology in recent times, Perna […]

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Strategies for Managing Industrial IoT Talent

By Brian Buntz, IoT World Today With industrial IoT talent in short supply, having a proactive strategy to fill the gap is a necessity.  While many industrial companies have launched smart factories and other digitally enabled industrial projects, most struggle to find qualified workers. With unemployment in the U.S. hovering near a 50-year low, talent […]

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$3.7M Allocated to AMNOW 3D Printing Integration Program for the U.S. Army and Southwest PA

By Anas Essop, 3D Printing Industry The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), additive manufacturing accelerator America Makes, and Pennsylvania-based consultancy Catalyst Connection, have announced the launch of an additive manufacturing program for the U.S Army. The program, called AMNOW, is funded by the U.S. Army and aims to support the integration of additive manufacturing into the force’s existing […]

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A sudden change only made the Kurt J. Lesker Co. and Kurt Lesker IV stronger

By Jane Gest, Smart Business In 2015, when Kurt Lesker IV became the third leader of the company his grandfather started, the biggest doubts he heard were in his own head. “There are 7.5 billion people in the world,” he says. “Am I the most qualified person out of 7.5 billion people to run the […]

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Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP) is Now Live

The DoD Small Business and Technology Partnerships Office is pleased to announce the official opening of the Defense SBIR/STTR Innovation Portal (DSIP), the new website for DoD SBIR/STTR Proposal Submissions. DSIP is now LIVE at https://www.dodsbirsttr.mil/submissions/login and is accepting Phase II Proposal Submissions. The DoD SBIR/STTR Submissions Website is slowly being replaced with the new […]

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Spear Street Capital turning Sears Outlet in Lawrenceville into high-bay R&D space

By Michael Machosky, NEXT Pittsburgh For decades, it was one of those odd, partly-hidden places that even some locals didn’t know about: You could get a deal on scratch and dent appliances at the Sears Outlet, off the beaten path (and away from the main drag of Butler Street) in Lawrenceville. Now, the robots are […]

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5 Ways to Embrace Industry 4.0

Article from Industry Today Today, most manufacturers are engaged in activities that could be considered part of “Industry 4.0.” (70% according to the World Economic Forum’s [WEF] white paper, “Fourth Industrial Revolution: Beacons of Technology and Innovation in Manufacturing”). But only 29% of those companies are deploying new technologies at scale, granting them opportunities to realize […]

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Astrobotic’s mission control center is coming to the North Side this spring

By Sandra Tolliver, NEXT Pittsburgh A robotics company that seeks to make outer space accessible to the world will open a North Side headquarters and mission control center that could become the epicenter for America’s return to the moon. Astrobotic Technology is renovating a former post office on North Lincoln Avenue in Manchester and will […]

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Resource centers to receive funding

By The Indiana Gazette Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin said Thursday that new funding had been approved for Pennsylvania’s seven Industrial Resource Centers, covering various regions of the commonwealth. Davin said this latest funding, including $1,062,398 for Catalyst Connection in southwestern Pennsylvania, is meant to help the IRCs provide technical assistance […]

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Autonomous vehicle company Aptiv moving to Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood Green

By Bob Bauder, TribLive A self-driving car company is the first private business to announce it will move into Hazelwood Green, a development taking shape at the site of a former LTV Steel mill along the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh. Aptiv announced Wednesday that it is moving its research and development operation from O’Hara to […]

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