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Purchasing your First Industrial Robot? Follow these 3 Easy Steps.

The advanced robotics industry is trending towards providing flexible and accessible automation options for small and medium manufacturers (SMMs). That means there are more and more companies looking at robotic implementation for the first time. Following 3 easy steps up front – determining your needs, picking the right robot, and proper preparation and implementation – […]

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Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green now open, 15 years in the making

Bill O’Toole  September 4, 2019  City Design, Hazelwood NEXTPittsburgh It was worth the wait. On Wednesday morning, leaders from Pittsburgh’s government, business and academic communities gathered with hundreds of guests at Hazelwood Green to celebrate the grand opening of Mill 19, a stunning research and development hub poised to remake the manufacturing sector. Built entirely within the skeleton […]

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Mill 19 Opening Signals New Era of Manufacturing

Article From Mirage News Carnegie Mellon University researchers and robots will soon occupy a state-of-the-art facility at the newly constructed Mill 19 building on the 178-acre site known as Hazelwood Green. The first building of the new Hazelwood Green development, Mill 19 once served as the location of the Pittsburgh region’s most productive steel mills, employing […]

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Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green now open, 15 years in the making

By Bill O’Toole, NEXT Pittsburgh It was worth the wait. On Wednesday morning, leaders from Pittsburgh’s government, business and academic communities gathered with hundreds of guests at Hazelwood Green to celebrate the grand opening of Mill 19, a stunning research and development hub poised to remake the manufacturing sector. Built entirely within the skeleton of […]

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Advanced Robotics Working Group Overview – August 1, 2019

Catalyst Connection held a meeting of the SWPA Advanced Robotics Working Group on August 1 at Catalyst’s offices in Pittsburgh, PA.  The session, with nearly 30 attendees, had a wide cross section of manufacturers (10 unique companies represented!), product and service providers, and other regional development groups.  The session focused on autonomous mobile robots with […]

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DoD Update on Cybersecurity Requirements

If your company is in the Defense supply chain, you are aware of the cybersecurity requirements outlined in DFARS 252.204-70212, as well as the NIST SP 800-171 framework for cybersecurity. What you may not be aware of are the changes that are being developed and will be rolled-out in 2020: NIST 800-171A – This is […]

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New training session will educate teachers about tech jobs

By Luke Torrance – Digital Producer, Pittsburgh Business Times A new academy to talk with teachers about manufacturing jobs is coming to Westmoreland County. According to a press release, Catalyst Connection, an economic development organization helping small manufacturers, is launching the “Industry 4.0 Teacher Academy.” Fifteen teachers from eight school districts, including Avonworth, Beaver Area and […]

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Industry 4.0 Teacher Academy Launches in Westmoreland County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tom ReedEmail:  treed@catalystconnection.orgPhone: 412.889.4224 MT PLEASANT, PA, August 12, 2019 — Catalyst Connection is launching an academy for fifteen local teachers to engage in a conversation about emerging technologies in manufacturing over the course of four days (August 12-15).  Industry 4.0 (sometimes called the 4th Industrial Revolution) is rapidly transforming every […]

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Aliquippa summer camp opens new world to students

By Marsha Keefer, The Times Learning about career opportunities in the manufacturing industry is the purpose of the pilot Titans of Pittsburgh Summer Program developed by Catalyst Connection and Southwestern Pennsylvania BotsIQ. MOON TWP. — Students, most of them from Aliquippa, gathered Wednesday at a robotic work cell in an engineering lab at Robert Morris […]

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Announcing 2019 TransTech Energy Conference Co-sponsors

TransTech Energy (TTE) is pleased to announce the Co-sponsors who have currently signed on to support the 2019 TTE Business Development Conference & Pitch Competition. TTE values their contributions and thanks each Co-sponsor for their interest in continuing to make the TTE Conference a great success!  ·        U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory  […]

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