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Kennametal Launches 3D Printing Business Unit

PITTSBURGH, October 17, 2019 — Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today that it has formed a 3D printing materials and production business unit, Kennametal Additive Manufacturing, as part of its Infrastructure segment. The new business unit, which is already shipping production parts to customers, combines the Company’s longstanding expertise in materials science and wear-resistant solutions […]

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How to Identify Production Use Cases for Additive Manufacturing

By Connie Palucka, VP of Consulting at Catalyst Connection When many people think of additive manufacturing (AM), they think of rapid prototyping. After all, 3D printing is synonymous with AM, and 3D printers have increasingly appeared in schools and homes as the technology has matured and become more affordable. But the technology hasn’t just become […]

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Pittsburgh International Airport Announces New Epicenter of Additive Manufacturing, First Tenant Signs Agreement

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 28, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PITTSBURGH — Additive manufacturing now has a place to call home. Pittsburgh International Airport on Friday announced plans for Neighborhood 91, the world’s first development to condense and connect all components of the additive manufacturing/3-D printing supply chain into one powerful production neighborhood concept. Neighborhood 91, developed in […]

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New Century Careers unveils new robotics apprenticeship

By Julia Mericle, Pittsburgh Business Times New Century Careers’ Training Innovation Center will offer a new robotics technicians apprenticeship program, according to a news release.  Department of Labor and Industry Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani announced the program during a tour of the facility Tuesday.  The program will provide robotics and automation on-the-job training for […]

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L&I Announces New Robotics Technician Apprenticeship at New Century Careers in Pittsburgh

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Deputy Secretary for Workforce Development Eileen Cipriani today announced a new registered apprenticeship program for robotics technicians during a tour of New Century Careers’ Training Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Apprentices will get on-the-job training in robotics and automation for good-paying cutting-edge manufacturing jobs in western Pennsylvania. “This new program […]

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Uniquely Abled Workers Bring Their Strengths to the L&S Shop Floor

As anyone who runs a machine shop can tell you, it can be difficult to find skilled workers with an interest in manufacturing. But the good news is they’re out there. You just have to look in new or unlikely places. For example, L&S Machine Company has found success employing individuals on the autism spectrum. […]

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Pittsburgh Technology Council announces winners of this year’s Tech 50 Awards

By Julia Mericle, Technology Reporter, Pittsburgh Business Times The Pittsburgh Technology Council hosted its 23rd annual Tech 50 Awards Wednesday evening, honoring Southwest Pennsylvania’s top tech companies. The event, which attracted hundreds of attendees, took place at the Wyndham Grand downtown. The tech council determined winners by judging on growth in product or sales success, corporate […]

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The DNA of Inclusive Leadership

by Audrey Smith, Ph.D. and Debra Walker, DDI Open, unique, valued, team-oriented, transparent, everyone, inviting, and belonging. These are words people use when asked to describe their understanding of inclusive leadership. They also portray how employees feel in an environment where diversity isn’t just invited, but is ignited, to realize better outcomes. What differentiates inclusive leaders from others is that they take purposeful, […]

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Former Pittsburgh Steel Mill Brings Solar To New Development

By Betsy Lillian, Solar Industry Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania (RIDC) has contracted with Scalo Solar Solutions to install solar on the sloped roof of RIDC’s Mill 19 development in Pittsburgh. Installation is beginning this week for the project, which will include more than 110,000 square feet of solar panels, producing more than […]

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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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